The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Mcdannels family. The root of their name is the personal name Donald.
The name Mcdannels results from an erroneous Anglicization of the Gaelic name Mac Dhomnuill,
which means son of Donald
and is normally Anglicized MacDonald.
The confusion is a result of the similar sound of the given names Daniel
Early Origins of the Mcdannels family
The surname Mcdannels was first found in Argyleshire, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Mcdannels family
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Mcdannels 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. Mcdannels has appeared in various documents spelled MacDaniel, MacDaniell, MacDanell and others.
Early Notables of the Mcdannels family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mcdannels family to Ireland
Some of the Mcdannels family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 50 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 Mcdannels 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 Mcdannels or a variant listed above: Daniel MacDanell settled in New England
in 1716; Angus
, Anne, Dan, John and Mary MacDaniel settled in Maryland in 1747; Edward, Hugh, Isaac MacDaniel settled in Boston in 1769.