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McAlexander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


This name comes from the given name Alexander, which was in turn originally derived from the Greek name, which means defender of men. In the late 11th century, Queen Margaret introduced the name into Scotland by naming one of her sons Alexander; she had heard the name in the Hungarian Court where she was raised. From Scotland, the name came to Ireland, where MacAlasandair became the Irish form.


Early Origins of the McAlexander family


The surname McAlexander was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the McAlexander family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAlexander research.
Another 462 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1230, 1295, 1431, 1475, 1570, 1602, 1605, 1614, 1615, 1640, 1765, and 1846 are included under the topic Early McAlexander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McAlexander Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Alexander, Alistair, MacAlexander, McAlexander, Alisandre, Alischoner, Alsinder, Alastair, MacAlexter, Callestar, Aleckander, Alexandri, Alisdair, Alaisder, Alestare, Alistare and many more.

Early Notables of the McAlexander family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAlexander family to Ireland


Some of the McAlexander family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 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 McAlexander family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McAlexander Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. K. Edgar McAlexander, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name McAlexander (post 1700)


  • Jim McAlexander, American Professor of Marketing at Oregon State University
  • Major General Ulysses Grant McAlexander (1864-1936), American Army officer known as the "Rock of the Marne"
  • Dr. William W. McAlexander, General Surgeon, Arkansas
  • Ed McAlexander, American Managing Director at MRA Search, Altanta
  • G. O. McAlexander, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 26th District, 1908-11 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. A. McAlexander, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kansas State Senate 24th District, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert McAlexander (b. 1952), professional Australian rules footballer

The McAlexander 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: Per mare, per terras
Motto Translation: By sea, by land.


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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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