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MacColl is a very old Scottish name that may even date back to the Dalriadan tribe of Scotland's western coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

MacColl Early Origins



The surname MacColl 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 census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacColl Spelling Variations


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MacColl Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. MacColl has been spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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MacColl Early History


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MacColl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacColl research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early MacColl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacColl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacColl Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacColl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacColl In Ireland


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MacColl In Ireland



Some of the MacColl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first MacColls to arrive in North America:

MacColl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald, Hugh, James, John, Patrick and William MacColl all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacColl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacColl (post 1700)



  • William B. MacColl, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912
  • Kenneth D. MacColl, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932
  • Dugald Sutherland MacColl (1859-1948), Scottish painter and art historian
  • Ewan MacColl (1915-1989), Scottish folksinger/composer/author/playwright

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MacColl Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacColl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacColl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 09:12.

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