personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.
Early Origins of the Kian family
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 Kian family
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Kian Spelling Variations
spelling variations. MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.
Early Notables of the Kian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kian family to Ireland
Some of the Kian family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kian family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John MacKane settled in Carolina in 1806; Alexander, John, Peter, Thomas MacKane all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; James MacKean settled in Carolina in 1767.
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