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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name MacKellar. The MacKellar family lived at Keilor, in Angus.

MacKellar Early Origins



The surname MacKellar was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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MacKellar Spelling Variations


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MacKellar Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. MacKellar has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.

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MacKellar Early History


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MacKellar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKellar research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1383 and 1797 are included under the topic Early MacKellar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKellar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKellar Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacKellar In Ireland


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MacKellar In Ireland



Some of the MacKellar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

MacKellar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles MacKellar, his wife and three children arrived in New York in 1738
  • Patrick Mackellar, who landed in America in 1755

MacKellar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Janet MacKellar arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKellar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKellar (post 1700)



  • Michael John Randal MacKellar AM (1938-2015), Australian politician born in Sydney, Liberal Member for Warringah from 1969 until 1994
  • Campbell Mackellar (b. 1907), British patron of the British Antarctic Expedition, eponym of the Antarctic Mount Mackellar and Mackellar Glacier
  • C.D. Mackellar (b. 1911), British patron of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, eponym of the Antarctic Mackellar Islands
  • Colonel Patrick Mackellar (1717-1778), British army officer and military engineer, deputy chief engineer at the Siege of Louisbourg (1758) and the chief engineer at the siege of Quebec in 1759
  • Sir Charles Kinnaird Mackellar KCMG (1844-1926), Australian politician and surgeon
  • Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar OBE (1885-1968), Australian poet and fiction writer, best known for her poem My Country

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The MacKellar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKellar 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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