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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the MacKillop family were born. Their name comes from the personal name Philip, which is originally derived from the Greek personal name Philippos, which means horse-lover. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhilib, meaning son of Philip. The f is aspirated in the genitive case, causing it to disappear.

MacKillop Early Origins



The surname MacKillop was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat at Brae Lochaber from ancient times being descended from an ancient chieftain of the MacDonnells of Keppoch who were, in turn, descended from the Lords of the Isles. It has been suggested that the MacKillops or MacGilps may be the sons of Ilpin or Gilpin, in Iam Lom's "Soiidh do'n Ghreumach.".

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MacKillop Spelling Variations


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MacKillop Spelling Variations



In various documents MacKillop has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacKillop, McKillop, MacGilp, McGilp, MacKillip, McKillip, MacGillip, McGillip, MacKillup, McKillup, Kellop, Kellops, Killop, Killup, Gilp, Gillip, Killip and many more.

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MacKillop Early History


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MacKillop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKillop research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1437, 1526, 1532, and 1547 are included under the topic Early MacKillop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKillop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKillop Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacKillop In Ireland


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MacKillop In Ireland



Some of the MacKillop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacKillop or a variant listed above include:

MacKillop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Mackillop, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1895

MacKillop Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marjory Mackillop, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Fredrick Charles Mackillop, aged 26, who landed in America from Sydney, Australia, in 1914
  • Ian Campbell MacKillop, aged 5, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921
  • John Mackillop, aged 34, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921
  • Catherine MacKillop, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKillop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKillop (post 1700)



  • Laura MacKillop, American child actress, known for her role in Tomorrowland (2015)
  • Gabe Mackillop, American special effects supervisor, best known for his work on Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
  • Rob MacKillop (b. 1959), Scottish composer, lutenist, theorbist, vihuelist, and guitarist
  • Mary MacKillop (1842-1909), also known as Saint Mary of the Cross, an Australian Roman Catholic nun, the first recognized Australian saint

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacKillop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKillop 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 08:18.

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