MacKilgallen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname MacKilgallen comes from the Irish name Mac Giolla Chaillin, meaning the son of a servant or devotee of St. Caillin.

Early Origins of the MacKilgallen family

The surname MacKilgallen was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), but there is a Kilcullen in County Kildare, formerly the site of a walled town, and before that of an ecclesiastical settlement dating from the 5th century. Old Kilcullen is the still the site of a round tower and a decorated High Cross. Kilcullen begun as a monastic settlement, in the period around 448.

Early History of the MacKilgallen family

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MacKilgallen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilgallen, MacKilgallen, Kilcullen, Kilgallon and others.

Early Notables of the MacKilgallen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacKilgallen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharine Kilgallan, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811; Michael Kilgallin, who landed in Quebec in 1825; John and Mary Kilgallon, who immigrated to St. John, New Brunswick between 1843 and 1848.



The MacKilgallen 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: Ung roy, ung foy, ung loy
Motto Translation: One king, one faith, one law.


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