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On the Scottish west coast, the MacKinlay family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, MacKinlay is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.

MacKinlay Early Origins



The surname MacKinlay was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the surname is still commonly found around Glenlyon and Balquhidder. The earliest known record of the name is from 1493, when Gillaspyk M'Kynlay witnessed legal proceedings involving Archibald, Earl of Argyll.

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MacKinlay Spelling Variations


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MacKinlay Spelling Variations



In various documents MacKinlay has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.

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MacKinlay Early History


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MacKinlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKinlay research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1511, 1675, and 1700 are included under the topic Early MacKinlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKinlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKinlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKinlay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKinlay In Ireland


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MacKinlay In Ireland



Some of the MacKinlay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 176 words (13 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

MacKinlay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George MacKinlay, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • John MacKinlay, who landed in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKinlay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKinlay (post 1700)



  • Leila Antionette Sterling Mackinlay (1910-1996), British writer of romance novels, 7th Chairman of the Romantic Novelists' Association (1973-1975)
  • Craig Mackinlay (b. 1967), British Eurosceptic politician, Leader of UK Independence Party in 1997
  • Andrew Stuart MacKinlay (b. 1949), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Thurrock (1992-2010)
  • Andrew Ian MacKinlay (b. 1967), former South African cricketer
  • James Mackinlay, English rugby union international

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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: Amo
Motto Translation: I love.


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MacKinlay Clan Badge


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MacKinlay Clan Badge




MacKinlay Clan Badge
MacKinlay 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 MacKinlay
MacAninley, MacGinlay, MacGinley, MacIanley, MacInlie, MacKindlay, MacKindley, MacKinlay, MacKinley, MacKinly, Magginley, Maginley, McAninley, McGinlay, McGinley, McIanley, McInlie, McKindlay, McKindley, McKinlay, McKinley, McKinly, Mitchelson and more.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    11. ...

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