The Irish name McCourt is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Cuarta or Mac Cuairt Septs of Counties Louth and Armagh. These Sept names were also sometimes changed to Courtney instead of McCourt. It is in the Counties of the North-East that the majority of descendants can still be found.

Origin: Scottish. First found in Ayrshire, where they were seated from early times.

Spelling variations: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.