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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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."

MacDill Early Origins



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.

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MacDill Spelling Variations


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MacDill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacDowall, MacDowell, McDowell, MacDill, McDill and others.

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MacDill Early History


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MacDill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacDill research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacDill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacDill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacDill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacDill In Ireland


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MacDill In Ireland



Some of the MacDill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacDill (post 1700)


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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

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MacDill Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The MacDill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacDill 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 24 April 2008 at 14:58.

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