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MacKriell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the MacKriell family


The surname MacKriell was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland.

Early History of the MacKriell family


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MacKriell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mackerell, MacKerrel, MacKerrell, Mackirrell and many more.

Early Notables of the MacKriell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacKriell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Mackeral settled in Philadelphia in 1851; Alexander Mackerall settled in Philadelphia in 1856; Robert Mackerel settled in Philadelphia in 1856.

Contemporary Notables of the name MacKriell (post 1700)


  • Paul Mackriell Copley (b. 1944), English award-winning actor

The MacKriell Motto


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: Dulcis pro patria labor
Motto Translation: Labour for one’s country is sweet.


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