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Where did the Scottish McGirl family come from? What is the Scottish McGirl family crest and coat of arms? When did the McGirl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McGirl family history?Today's generation of the McGirl family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name McGirl lived in the lands of Cargill in east Perthshire where the family at one time had extensive territories.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. McGirl has appeared Cargill, Cargille, Carnigill, Cargile, Kergylle, Cargyle, Carrigle, McGirl and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGirl research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1283, 1457, 1681, 1619, 1681, 1638, 1643 and 1681 are included under the topic Early McGirl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 81 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGirl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McGirl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name McGirl:
McGirl Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
McGirl 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: Domino confido
Motto Translation: Confide in the Lord.
The McGirl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGirl 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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