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Mcninch Surname History



The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Mcninch is the personal name Angus. The Gaelic form of the name, Mac Aonguis, translates as son of Angus. Angus refers to the Pictish King Onnust who died in the year 761.

While there are no direct links with this King in the history of the Clan or surname, there is a conjectural line, which may be adopted. The lands descended into the Barony of Innes in the County of Elginshire. However, the son or sons of Angus, originally from the Kingdom of Dalriada, were one of the three kindred houses, of the kingdom, the other two houses being the Gabran (the largest) and Lornetach which provided fighting men for the defense of the Kingdom of early Scots. For every twenty homes owned, they were obliged to provide two galleys, and so Angus, having 430 houses, provided a fleet of approximately forty galleys for the defense of the waters of Dalriada, generally those estuaries around the mouth of the Clyde.



Early Origins of the Mcninch family


The surname Mcninch was first found in Morven, their earliest known territory. In 1230, the Clan suffered from King Alexander II's campaign against Argyll. The Clan, however, retained their castle Kinlochaline, which stands upon strategic rock in Morvern. A massive castle by early standards, today it is in ruins.

Early History of the Mcninch family


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Mcninch Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Mcninch has appeared as MacInnes, MacInnis, MacAngus and many more.

Early Notables of the Mcninch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mcninch family to Ireland


Some of the Mcninch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mcninch family to the New World and Oceana


Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Mcninch were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Mcninch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McNinch, aged 47, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [1]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)
  • Samuel McNinch, who arrived in South Carolina in 1818-1823 [1]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)
  • James McNinch, who arrived in South Carolina in 1818 [1]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)
  • John R. McNinch, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Marie McNinch, aged 22, who settled in America from Belfast, in 1894

Mcninch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Watt McNinch, aged 23, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
  • Jane McNinch, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Ballycartan, Ireland, in 1912
  • William McNinch, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Ballycartan, Ireland, in 1912
  • James McNinch, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1918
  • Robert McNinch, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1924

Mcninch Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Arthur McNinch, aged 29, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Mcninch (post 1700)


  • Dianne McNinch, American actress, known for her work on The Five (2012) and Better Half (2015)
  • Adam McNinch, American production assistant, known for his work on Real Steel (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Fantastic Four (2015)
  • Frank Ramsay McNinch (1873-1950), American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chairman of the Federal Power Commission, and Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
  • Walter B. McNinch, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 40th District, 1930, 1930, 1934; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1932
  • Samuel S. McNinch, American Republican politician,Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1905-07; Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1912
  • Frank R. McNinch, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature; Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1917-20

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)


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