MacNaght History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the MacNaght family

The surname MacNaght was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. The name is "a variant of Macnaught (of Kilquhanite, Galloway)" [1]

Important Dates for the MacNaght family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacNaght research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1448, 1473, 1519, 1400, 1606, 1634, 1612, 1617, 1634, 1646 and 1718 are included under the topic Early MacNaght History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacNaght Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.

Early Notables of the MacNaght family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John McKnawcht, Burgess of Edinburgh in 1612. He may be the same person as John M'Nacht, merchant burgess in the parish of Kirkpatrick- Durham in...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacNaght Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacNaght family to Ireland

Some of the MacNaght family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacNaght family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McNaught and his wife Mary and four children, who settled in New York in 1738; Alexander, Archibald, George, Henry, James, John, Samuel and William McNutt all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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