Early Origins of the MacCairlil family
The surname MacCairlil was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
since the year 1095, when Lochlan MacCairlill, the royal heir apparent to the throne of Ulster
was defeated in a great battle at Ardagh in the county of Antrim and had to flee. He settled in Ayrshire
with his clan.
Early History of the MacCairlil family
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MacCairlil Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacKerlie, McKerlie, MacCurlie, McCurlie, McCurly, MacCarill, MacCarrill, MacCairlill and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCairlil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCairlil family to Ireland
Some of the MacCairlil family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacCairlil family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James M'Kerlie settled in Pictou Nova Scotia in 1792.