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Where did the Scottish Mckean family come from? When did the Mckean family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mckean family history?The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Mckean comes from the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Mckean has been spelled MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mckean research. Another 301 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Mckean History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mckean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mckean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Mckean family emigrate to North America:
Mckean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Mckean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Mckean Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mckean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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