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Where did the Scottish Keehn family come from? What is the Scottish Keehn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Keehn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Keehn family history?In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Keehn family were born. Their name comes from the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.
In various documents Keehn has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.
First found in Argyllshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early 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 Keehn research. Another 301 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Keehn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keehn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Keehn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Keehn or a variant listed above include: John MacKane settled in Carolina in 1806; Alexander, John, Peter, Thomas MacKane all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; James MacKean settled in Carolina in 1767.
The Keehn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keehn 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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