MacKerrall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the MacKerrall family

The surname MacKerrall was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland.

Early History of the MacKerrall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKerrall research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1388, 1576, 1595 and 1630 are included under the topic Early MacKerrall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacKerrall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mackerell, MacKerrel, MacKerrell, Mackirrell and many more.

Early Notables of the MacKerrall family (pre 1700)

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


United States MacKerrall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacKerrall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dennis Mackerrall, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]


The MacKerrall 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: Dulcis pro patria labor
Motto Translation: Labour for one’s country is sweet.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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