On the western coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands the MacClintok family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic name Mac Gille Ghionndaig
, which means son of the servant of St. Finndag
or son of the fair young man.
Early Origins of the MacClintok family
The surname MacClintok was 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.
Early History of the MacClintok family
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MacClintok Spelling Variations
In various documents MacClintok has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacClintock, MacLintock, MacLinden, MacAlinden and many more.
Early Notables of the MacClintok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacClintok family to Ireland
Some of the MacClintok family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacClintok family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacClintok or a variant listed above: Alexander, Daniel, James, John, Robert, Thomas and William MacClintock all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Robert MacClintick settled in Philadelphia about 1840.
The MacClintok Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.