The Scottish name MacKhymme is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Shimidh, a patronymic
from a Gaelic equivalent to the name Simon.
Early Origins of the MacKhymme family
The surname MacKhymme was first found in Tweedale in Peebles-shire. They are said to descend from a Norman family from Anjou
, in the Seigneurie of La Frezeliere, where their name was Frezell, they were one of the many Norman families invited north by King David of Scotland
, and were granted lands at Keith in East Lothian
in 1160. The first chief to settle was named Simon Frazer, and his lands were called Keith Simon. Their stronghold was Oliver Castle on the Tweed.
Early History of the MacKhymme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKhymme research.Another 467 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1542, 1550, 1586, 1590, 1609, 1662, 1641, 1658, 1708 and are included under the topic Early MacKhymme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKhymme Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of MacKhymme have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacKimmie, Mackhimmie, MacShimmie, MacCammie, MacKymmie, MacKymmey, MacImmey, MacImmie, McKimmie, McShimmie, McCammie, McKynnie, McKymmey, McImmey and many more.
Early Notables of the MacKhymme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKhymme family to Ireland
Some of the MacKhymme family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacKhymme family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacKhymme family emigrate to North America: Alexander Mackimmie, who settled in Georgia in 1736.
The MacKhymme 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: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready.