cCord, originally spelled MacKorda, was a Highland clan originating on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.
Although John is the first recorded MacKorda, his son James Duncan MacKorda was the first Clan Chief of the MacKorda Clan.
James was born 1620 in Scotland, and died July 27, 1689 in Killiekrankie Pass, Perhshire, Scotland,
during the last great charge by the Highlanders.
Around 1670 the spelling of the family name was changed to MacCorde. The clan then emigrated from Scotland in the late 1600's to County Tyrone, Northern Ireland (Ulster)where, in 1715, the spelling was finally changed to McCord.
The McCord's are among the people refered to as Scotch-Irish.
The term Scotch-Irish denotes only that they were in Northern Ireland for a time. Very little intermarriage occurred between these Scotch and the native Irish of Ireland.
The Scotch and Scotch-Irish peoples, heritage, and culture were then, and are, entirely separate and distinct from that of the Irish of Ireland.
During the late 1700's and early 1800's many of the McCords went on to settle in America and Canada.