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The MacDougall family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name MacDougall is derived from the personal name Dougal. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhughaill and literally means son of Dougal.

MacDougall Early Origins



The surname MacDougall 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 were descended from Dugall eldest son of Somerled, first Lord of the Isles, and his son Duncan who received the lands of Lorn.The Clan was a bitter foe of Robert the Bruce, who made a narrow escape during one battle with the MacDougals only by discarding his cloak. The brooch of this cloak, now known as the Brooch of Lorn, is a treasured possession of the Chief of the Clan. The Clan faced heavy retaliation and was stripped of their lands once Robert the Bruce secured the Scottish throne. The lands were restored to the Clan upon the death of the king, but passed to the Stewarts in 1388 when the last member of the senior branch of MacDougals died without issue.

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MacDougall Spelling Variations


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MacDougall Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. MacDougall has been written as MacDougall, MacDowall, MacDowell, MacDugald, MacDill and many more.

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MacDougall Early History


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MacDougall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacDougall research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1244 and 1316 are included under the topic Early MacDougall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacDougall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacDougall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacDougall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacDougall In Ireland


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MacDougall In Ireland



Some of the MacDougall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacDougall or a variant listed above include:

MacDougall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John MacDougall, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

MacDougall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John MacDougall U.E., (MacDougal) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacDougall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacDougall (post 1700)



  • Malcolm "Mal" MacDougall (1928-2014), American speechwriter and creative director from the advertising industry
  • Clinton Dugald MacDougall (1839-1914), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1875-1877)
  • Ronald G. "Bon" MacDougall (1901-1970), Canadian-born, American racecar driver who raced in the 1926 Indy 500
  • Alex MacDougall, American record producer, and percussionist
  • Adam MacDougall (b. 1974), American keyboardist for The Ben Taylor Band and Furslide
  • Ranald MacDougall (1915-1973), American Academy Award nominated screenwriter, known for Cleopatra (1963), Mildred Pierce (1945) and We're No Angels (1989)
  • Dr. Duncan "Om" MacDougall (1866-1920), American physician who put forward the claim that the soul weighed 21 grams
  • Curtis Daniel MacDougall (1903-1985), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1944
  • Clinton Dugald MacDougall (1839-1914), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-77
  • Albert E. MacDougall, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1952
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Buaidh no bąs
Motto Translation: Victory or death


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MacDougall Clan Badge


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MacDougall Clan Badge




MacDougall Clan Badge
MacDougall Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name MacDougall
Coales, Coals, Cockales, Cockals, Cockiles, Cockils, Cockyel, Cockyell, Cockyl, Cockyles, Cockylle, Cockylles, Cockyls, Coiell, Coil, Coile, Coiles, Coils, Colees, Coles, Coleye, Colles, Collye, Colye, Conacher, Conachie, Conaghy, Conchie, Connacher, Cooales, Cooals, Cooiles, Cooils, Cooles, Coolye, Cooyel, Cooyell, Cooyles, Cooylle, Cooylles, Cooyls, Cotell, Coulye, Cowlye, Coyel, Coyell, Coyl, Coyle, Coyles, Coylle and more.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. 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).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  11. ...

The MacDougall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacDougall 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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