The western coast of Scotland
and the desolate Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the McAll family. Their name is derived from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Early Origins of the McAll family
The surname McAll 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 McAll family
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McAll Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McAll has appeared in various documents spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the McAll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAll family to Ireland
Some of the McAll family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 158 words (11 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 McAll family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McAll or a variant listed above include: 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.