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MacKell Early Origins



The surname MacKell was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. One of the first records of the name was Halthe le Machel who was listed there during the reign of Henry I. Humfrey le Machel was also listed in the rolls of Henry II. These latter rolls also lists William Malus Catulus in 1179 and William Manchel in 1206. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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MacKell Spelling Variations


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MacKell Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name MacKell were recorded, including Machell, Machael, Mauchel, Mauchell, Machel, Mackell, Mackel, Mauckell, Mauckel, Maukel and many more.

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MacKell Early History


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MacKell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKell research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1234, 1374, 1536, 1455, 1487, 1637, 1704, 1663, 1614, 1671, 1000, 1670, 1765, 1666, 1702, 1699 and 1702 are included under the topic Early MacKell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Machell (1637-1704), Member of Parliament for Horsham, Sussex, from Hills Place Horsham. in 1663, he courted the sister of Samuel Gott (1614-1671), but Gott would not consent to the match. Machell and a close relative called him to an ale-house where Machell beat...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKell Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacKell family emigrate to North America:

MacKell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Mackell, who landed in Massachusetts in 1652
  • Sanders Mackell, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

MacKell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas MacKell, who landed in New York, NY in 1816

MacKell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • L.F. Mackell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849
  • Mary Mackell, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Mary Mackell, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

MacKell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Mackell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKell (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Mackell (1914-1992), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1955-66; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964; Queens County District Attorney, 1967-73
  • Fleming David Mackell (1929-2015), Canadian ice hockey forward who played from 1944 to 1968

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. 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, 1968. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The MacKell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKell 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 7 January 2016 at 11:46.

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