McKyle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McKyle family. The root of their name is the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Early Origins of the McKyle family
The surname McKyle 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 McKyle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKyle research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early McKyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McKyle Spelling Variations
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. McKyle has appeared in various documents spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the McKyle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKyle family to Ireland
Some of the McKyle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 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 McKyle family
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McKyle or a variant listed above: 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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