In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the Mcaloon family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic expression "the son of the servant Storm."
Early Origins of the Mcaloon family
The surname Mcaloon 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 Mcaloon family
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Mcaloon Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Mcaloon has been spelled MacAloney, McAloney, MacAlonie, McAlonie, MacIlhenny, McIlhenny, MacIlhinny, McIlhinny, MacIlhiney, McIlhiney, MacIlhinney, McIlhinney, MacIldowney, McIldowney, MacIldownie, McIldownie, MacGilloney, McGilloney, MacGillonie, McGillonie, MacAlloon, McAlloon, MacAlooni, McAlooni, MacElheaney, McElheaney, MacElhiney, McElhiney, MacElhinney and many more.
Early Notables of the Mcaloon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mcaloon family to Ireland
Some of the Mcaloon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 100 words (7 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 Mcaloon family to the New World and Oceana
Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence
, many Scots who remained loyal to England
re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan
societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Mcaloons to arrive on North American shores:
Mcaloon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James McAloon, who landed in New York in 1834 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Mcaloon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget McAloon, aged 17, who landed in America from Fermanagh, in 1904
- Mary McAloon, aged 15, who landed in America from Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1904
- Jane McAloon, aged 30, who settled in America from Galston, Scotland, in 1907
- Michael McAloon, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
- Kate McAloon, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mcaloon (post 1700)
- Karen McAloon (b. 1968), American designer and host of the television show Find Your Style on HGTV
- Sean McAloon (1923-1998), Irish piper and pipe maker from the Rosslea area of County Fermanagh
- Patrick Joseph "Paddy" McAloon (b. 1957), English singer-songwriter and member of the band Prefab Sprout
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)