Origins Available: Irish
The MacDill family name comes from the personal name
Dougal. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhughaill and literally means "son of Dougal." The personal name Dougal, meaning "dark stranger."
Early Origins of the MacDill family
The surname MacDill was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), 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 MacDill family
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MacDill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacDowall, MacDowell, McDowell, MacDill, McDill and others.
Early Notables of the MacDill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacDill family to Ireland
Some of the MacDill family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacDill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacDill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John MacDill, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name MacDill (post 1700)
- Colonel Leslie MacDill (1889-1938), American WWI aviator and commander of an aerial gunnery school in St Jean de Monte, France, eponym of McDill Air Force Base, Tampa Florida