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Where did the Scottish McCall family come from? What is the Scottish McCall family crest and coat of arms? When did the McCall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McCall family history?On the Scottish west coast, the McCall family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
In various documents McCall has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
First found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCall research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early McCall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McCall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McCall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
McCall Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
McCall Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
McCall Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McCall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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