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Macinnon Surname History



On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Macinnon family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Findgaine. This is derived from the earlier forms Finghin and Finnguine. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhionghuin or Mac Fhionnghain.


Early Origins of the Macinnon family


The surname Macinnon was first found in on the Isles of Mull and Skye, 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 Macinnon family


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Macinnon Spelling Variations


In various documents Macinnon has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacKinnon, MacKinning, MacInnon, MacKinnen, MacFingon and many more.

Early Notables of the Macinnon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Macinnon family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Macinnon or a variant listed above: John MacKinnon, who came to Nova Scotia in 1767; Allan MacKinnen, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1772; Emily MacKinnon, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1774.

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