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Where did the Scottish Malloch family come from? What is the Scottish Malloch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Malloch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Malloch family history?Malloch is a very old Scottish name that may even date back to the Dalriadan tribe of Scotland's western coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from the given name Gregory. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Griogain, which translates as son of Gregory.
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Malloch has been spelled MacGregor, MacGrigor, MacGrioghair (Gaelic) and others.
First found in Argyllshire, as their origins can be traced back to Griogair, son of the eighth century King Alpin of Scotland, the High King of the Scots and Picts who died in 860 AD. Hence, their famous motto translates from Gaelic as 'Royal is my blood.' They are the principal branch of the Siol Alpine whose representative, King Kenneth the Hardy, was son of MacAlpin, the first King of the Scots.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malloch research. Another 542 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1587, 1603, 1671, 1734, and 1888 are included under the topic Early Malloch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Malloch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Malloch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Mallochs to arrive in North America:
Malloch Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Malloch Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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: Srioghal mo dhream
Motto Translation: Royal is my blood.
The Malloch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malloch 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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