islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the McMikle family. Their name comes from the devotion of an ancestor to St. Michael.
The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Giolla
Mhicheil, which means son of the servant of St. Michael.
Early Origins of the McMikle family
The surname McMikle was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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 McMikle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMikle research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1506, 1735, and 1788 are included under the topic Early McMikle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McMikle Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. McMikle has been written as MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.
Early Notables of the McMikle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McMikle family to Ireland
Some of the McMikle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 149 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 McMikle family to the New World and Oceana
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 McMikle or a variant listed above: Alexander, Archibald, Daniel, James, John, Stewart, Thomas, Walter and William McMichael all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.