MacDaniel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the MacDaniel family. Their name comes from the personal name Donald. The name MacDaniel results from an erroneous Anglicization of the Gaelic name Mac Dhomnuill, which means son of Donald and is normally Anglicized MacDonald. The confusion is a result of the similar sound of the given names Daniel and Donald.

Early Origins of the MacDaniel family

The surname MacDaniel was first found in Argyleshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the MacDaniel family

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MacDaniel Spelling Variations

The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. MacDaniel has been recorded as MacDaniel, MacDaniell, MacDanell and others.

Early Notables of the MacDaniel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacDaniel family to Ireland

Some of the MacDaniel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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MacDaniel migration to the United States

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name MacDaniel, or a variant listed above:

MacDaniel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Angus, Anne, Dan, John and Mary MacDaniel, who settled in Maryland in 1747
  • Dan'l MacDaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1747 [1]
  • John Macdaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1747 [1]
  • John Macdaniel, who arrived in Oxford, Maryland in 1747 [1]
  • Alexander, Henry, Michael and William MacDaniel, who settled in Virginia in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
MacDaniel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary MacDaniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • Michael MacDaniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • Owen MacDaniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • T MacDaniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Tho MacDaniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name MacDaniel (post 1700)

  • Osborne Macdaniel, American co-editor of The Phalanx; or Journal of Social Science, a Fourierist journal published in New York City from 1843 to 1845
  • Paul MacDaniel, American physicist
  • Joseph MacDaniel, American economist
  • Beatty D. MacDaniel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wilton, 1926 [2]
  • Stephen MacDaniel, perpetrator of the MacDaniel Affair, English gangster who led a gang of people who began prosecuting innocent men in 1754 to their deaths in order to collect reward money

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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