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Macale Surname History



The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the Macale family. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.


Early Origins of the Macale family


The surname Macale 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.

Early History of the Macale family


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Macale Spelling Variations


Many spelling variations of Macale have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

Early Notables of the Macale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Macale family to Ireland


Some of the Macale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Macale family to the New World and Oceana


Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Macale family emigrate to North America: Andrew and Catherine MacCall settled in Boston in 1849; Andrew, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Robert and William MacCall all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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