MacConell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

MacConell is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.

Early Origins of the MacConell family

The surname MacConell 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 from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the MacConell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacConell research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1546 are included under the topic Early MacConell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacConell Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents MacConell has been spelled MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

Early Notables of the MacConell family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the MacConell family to Ireland

Some of the MacConell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 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 MacConell family

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name MacConell arrived in North America very early: Alexander, Arthur, Andrew, Francis, George, Henry, John, James, Neil, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William MacConnell all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870.



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