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Mcmichen Surname History



The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Mcmichen family. The root of their name is 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 Mcmichen family


The surname Mcmichen 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 Mcmichen family


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Mcmichen 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. Mcmichen has appeared in various documents spelled MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.

Early Notables of the Mcmichen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mcmichen family to Ireland


Some of the Mcmichen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mcmichen 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 Mcmichen or a variant listed above:

Mcmichen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Maud Mary McMichen, aged 52, originally from Liverpool, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRB-6YH : 6 December 2014), Alice Maud Mary McMichen, 15 Jan 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur McMichen, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Belgic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66J-DQ3 : 6 December 2014), Arthur McMichen, 02 Apr 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Mcmichen (post 1700)


  • Robert McMichen, American union leader of the International Typographical Union in the 1980s
  • Mitch McMichen, American percussionist, known for his work with Brad Paisley on his albums Who Needs Pictures and Part II
  • Clayton McMichen (1900-1970), American fiddler and country musician

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRB-6YH : 6 December 2014), Alice Maud Mary McMichen, 15 Jan 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66J-DQ3 : 6 December 2014), Arthur McMichen, 02 Apr 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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