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Where did the Scottish MacCool family come from? What is the Scottish MacCool family crest and coat of arms? When did the MacCool family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the MacCool family history?The Clan from whom the MacCool family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Historical recordings of the name MacCool include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
First found in Argyllshire, 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 MacCool research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early MacCool History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early MacCool Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the MacCool 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:
MacCool Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The MacCool Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCool 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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