The ancestors of the McCauslin family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from the Gaelic form of Absolom,
which means peace.
Historically this name can be found in The Bible,
as the name of the third son of King David, who was killed for rebellion against his father.
Early Origins of the McCauslin family
The surname McCauslin 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 early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McCauslin family
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McCauslin Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations
in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McCauslin has been spelled MacAuslan, MacAslan, MacAsland, MacAusland, MacAuslane, Mac Auslin, MacCauslan, MacCausland, MacCauseland and many more.
Early Notables of the McCauslin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCauslin family to Ireland
Some of the McCauslin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 172 words (12 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 McCauslin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCauslin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr McCAUSLIN, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Blenheim
The McCauslin 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: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.