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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Irish McDaniel family come from? What is the Irish McDaniel family crest and coat of arms? When did the McDaniel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McDaniel family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacDaniel, MacDaniell, MacDanell and others.

First found in County Antrim (Irish: Aontroim) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDaniel research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDaniel History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early McDaniel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the McDaniel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McDaniel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Darby McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Margt McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Wm McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Timothy McDaniel, who arrived in New England in 1732
  • Ann McDaniel, who came to America in 1739

McDaniel Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McDaniel, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Francis McDaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1809
  • Alexander McDaniel, aged 23, arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Daniel McDaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1843
  • Michael McDaniel, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1850


  • David McDaniel (1939-1977), American science fiction writer
  • Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952), African-American blues singer, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in "Gone with the Wind"
  • Henry Dickerson McDaniel (1836-1926), American politician, Governor of Georgia (1883-1886)
  • Lyndall Dale "Lindy" McDaniel (b. 1935), American Major League Baseball player
  • Mildred McDaniel (1933-2004), American athlete, winner of Olympic gold in high jump in 1956
  • William Mcdaniel (1801-1866), American politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri
  • Lurlene McDaniel (b. 1948), American novelist
  • Brigadier-General Arthur Bee McDaniel (1895-1943), American Chief of Staff, Caribbean Air Force (1941-1942)
  • Major-General Carl Brown McDaniel (1901-1987), American Commanding General 7th Air Force (1945)


  • Our McDaniel Family by Esta McDaniel Lee.
  • McDaniel/McDonald Notes by Ellen Byrne.

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: His Vinces
Motto Translation: With these you will conquer.


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  10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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The McDaniel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDaniel 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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