The Kisech family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Kisech is derived from the personal name Isaac.
The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Isaac
or Mac Iosaig,
both of which mean son of Isaac.
Early Origins of the Kisech family
The surname Kisech was first found in Inverness, 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.
Early History of the Kisech family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kisech research.Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early Kisech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kisech Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Kisech has been written as MacIsaac, MacIsaack and others.
Early Notables of the Kisech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kisech family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kisech or a variant listed above include: Murdoch McIsaac who settled in New England
in 1685; Malcolm MacIsaac settled in New York in 1775. In Newfoundland Dougal MacIsaac settled in Sandy Point in 1870.