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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.

MacCool Early Origins



The surname MacCool was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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.

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MacCool Spelling Variations


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MacCool Spelling Variations



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.

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MacCool Early History


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MacCool Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCool Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCool Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacCool Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCool In Ireland


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MacCool In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 United States in the 19th Century

  • James MacCool, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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MacCool Family Crest Products


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