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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the MacConnell family. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.

MacConnell Early Origins



The surname MacConnell was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir ņir), 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.

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MacConnell Spelling Variations


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MacConnell Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of MacConnell have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

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MacConnell Early History


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MacConnell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacConnell research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacConnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacConnell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacConnell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacConnell In Ireland


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MacConnell In Ireland



Some of the MacConnell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacConnell family emigrate to North America:

MacConnell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cana MacConnell, who landed in New England in 1651-1652

MacConnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James MacConnell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • John MacConnell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • P MacConnell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Sarah MacConnell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Alexander, Arthur, Andrew, Francis, George, Henry, John, James, Neil, Patrick, Robert, Thomas, and William MacConnell all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870

MacConnell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas MacConnell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Mary MacConnell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacConnell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacConnell (post 1700)



  • Dr. James D. MacConnell (1908-1990), nicknamed "Dr. Mac," an American educator, Professor Emeritus of Education Stanford University, director of Stanfordís School Planning Laboratory which he founded in 1951, eponym of the James D. MacConnell Award
  • Joe "MAC" MacConnell, American general manager and co-owner of the Springfield Express, an AAU-sanctioned junior ice hockey team based in Springfield, Missouri
  • Michael MacConnell, Australian author, known for his novels Maelstrom (2007) and Splinter (2008)
  • Mickey MacConnell (b. 1947), Irish musician and song writer

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

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  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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The MacConnell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacConnell 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.

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