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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name MacKenzie is the personal name Coinneach. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Coinnich or Mac Choinnich, both of which mean son of Coinneach. However, In Adamnan, the Gaelic form of the name is Cainnechus, which is derived from the word cann, meaning fair or bright; thus, the surname is of the 'nickname' variety in this case.

MacKenzie Early Origins



The surname MacKenzie was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, 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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MacKenzie Spelling Variations


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MacKenzie Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name MacKenzie include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. MacKenzie, McKenzie, Kennethson, Kenneth, Kennieson, MacCoinnich (Gaelic), MacWhinnie, MacWhinny, MacWhinney and many more.

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MacKenzie Early History


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MacKenzie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKenzie research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1715, 1771, 1561, 1568, 1594, 1569, 1611, 1651, 1635, 1678, 1636, 1691, 1688, 1662, 1677, 1677, 1688, 1630, 1714 and are included under the topic Early MacKenzie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKenzie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKenzie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Mackenzie (died c. 1561), or "John of Killin", traditionally reckoned 9th of Kintail, a Highland chief; Kenneth Mackenzie (died 1568), 10th of Kintail and nicknamed Coinneach na Cuirc (or "Kenneth of the Whittle"), a Highland chief; Colin Mackenzie of Kintail (died 1594)...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKenzie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKenzie In Ireland


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MacKenzie In Ireland



Some of the MacKenzie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name MacKenzie, or a variant listed above:

MacKenzie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Collen Mackenzie, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1680

MacKenzie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Mackenzie, who landed in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1746
  • Mary Mackenzie, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1758
  • Anne Mackenzie, who landed in South Carolina in 1760
  • Duncan Mackenzie, who arrived in New York in 1770
  • John Mackenzie, aged 16, arrived in Carolina in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKenzie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hector Mackenzie, who arrived in New York in 1800
  • Philip MacKenzie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Ralph MacKenzie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Alex MacKenzie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • John MacKenzie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKenzie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Duncan MacKenzie U.E. 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
  • Mr. Kenneth MacKenzie U.E. 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

MacKenzie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth MacKenzie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Janet MacKenzie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801

MacKenzie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John MacKenzie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Helen Thompson" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HELEN THOMPSON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840HelenThompson.gif
  • George MacKenzie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Janet MacKenzie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Sarah Mackenzie, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Alex MacKenzie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKenzie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh MacKenzie, aged 50, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Catherine MacKenzie, aged 46, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Jane MacKenzie, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Peggy MacKenzie, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Mary MacKenzie, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKenzie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKenzie (post 1700)



  • George Henry Mackenzie (1837-1891), Scottish-American chess master
  • Ranald Slidell Mackenzie (1840-1889), United States Army officer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), Scottish-born, Canadian and American journalist, politician, and rebellion leader, the first mayor of Toronto, an important leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion
  • Kenneth Ross MacKenzie (1912-2002), American nuclear physicist who co-synthesized the element astatine in 1940
  • Chief Boatswain's Mate John MacKenzie (1886-1933), United States Naval Reserve sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Donald M. MacKenzie, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924
  • Douglas MacKenzie, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 62nd District, 1976
  • Frank A. MacKenzie, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Somerset County, 1933
  • Harold Orville Mackenzie (b. 1885), American Republican politician, U.S. Minister to Siam, 1927-30
  • Harry E. Mackenzie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • ... (Another 51 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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MacKenzie Historic Events


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MacKenzie Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Roderick Mackenzie, British Telegraphist, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Maclean Mackenzie (b. 1919), Scottish Able Bodied Seaman from Polbain, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie, Irish Waiter from Belfast, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. Henry Mackenzie, Scottish Waiter from Edinburgh, Scotland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Robert Anderson Mackenzie, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Mary Mackenzie, American 2nd Class passenger from New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Luceo non uro
Motto Translation: I shine not burn.


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MacKenzie Clan Badge


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MacKenzie 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 MacKenzie
Cluness, Clunies, Consnave, Cromarty, Enna, Enzie, Kena, Kenaugh, Kenna, Kennagh, Kennaugh, Kenneth, Kennethson, Kenset, Kensett, Kensit, Kenzie, Kiney, Kinna, Kinnawe, Kinneavy, Kinney, Kinnie, Kinny, MacAweeny, MacBeolain, MacCoinich, MacCoinnich, MacConnach, MacConsnave, MacEna, MacEnna, MacEnzie, Mackena, MacKenagh, MacKeney, MacKenie, MacKenn, Mackenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKennie, MacKenny, MacKeny, MacKenzey, MacKenzie, MacKenzy, Mackina, MacKinawe, MacKineavy and more.

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Citations



  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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HELEN THOMPSON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840HelenThompson.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

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  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, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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).
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The MacKenzie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKenzie 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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