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MacKinnon comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the Gaelic personal name Findgaine. This is derived from the earlier forms Finghin and Finnguine. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhionghuin or Mac Fhionnghain.

MacKinnon Early Origins



The surname MacKinnon was first found in on the Isles of Mull and Skye, 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacKinnon Spelling Variations


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MacKinnon Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years MacKinnon has appeared as MacKinnon, MacKinning, MacInnon, MacKinnen, MacFingon and many more.

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MacKinnon Early History


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MacKinnon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKinnon research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1745 is included under the topic Early MacKinnon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKinnon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKinnon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacKinnon or a variant listed above:

MacKinnon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Mackinnon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1770
  • Archibald MacKinnon settled in Georgia in 1775 with his wife Janet and brother George

MacKinnon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peggy Mackinnon, who arrived in America in 1838

MacKinnon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John MacKinnon, who came to Nova Scotia in 1767
  • Emily MacKinnon, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1774
  • Alex. MacKinnon, who arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1790
  • Ann Mackinnon, who came to Nova Scotia in 1797

MacKinnon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Donald Mackinnon, who came to Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Hector and Catherine MacKinnon, and their children who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828

MacKinnon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Agnus MacKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • John Mackinnon, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • John Mackinnon, aged 53, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Roderick Mackinnon, aged 48, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Alexander Mackinnon, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKinnon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A W MacKinnon landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Sarah MacKinnon, aged 35, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Alexander MacKinnon, aged 13, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Betsy MacKinnon, aged 12, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Charles MacKinnon, aged 10, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKinnon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKinnon (post 1700)



  • Bob MacKinnon (1927-2015), American collegiate and professional basketball coach, inductee into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (1995)
  • Louis P. MacKinnon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 3rd Ward, 1938
  • John C. MacKinnon, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Oxford County (2nd), 1931-32
  • James Simpson MacKinnon (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1951-52
  • George Edward MacKinnon (1906-1995), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1935-42
  • Daniel F. MacKinnon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1978
  • Clinton F. MacKinnon, American politician, First Selectman of East Lyme, Connecticut, 1947-49, 1954-55
  • Arthur W. MacKinnon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1944
  • Arthur Custer MacKinnon (1870-1957), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1923-32, 1941-42, 1945-48, 1951-52; Defeated, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1942, 1948, 1952
  • Robert MacKinnon, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1900
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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MacKinnon Historic Events


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MacKinnon Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Murdo MacKinnon (1918-1941), Australian Petty Officer from Wellard, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold


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MacKinnon Clan Badge


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MacKinnon Clan Badge




MacKinnon Clan Badge
MacKinnon 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 MacKinnon
Chairrey, Chairry, Fingon, Foaley, Foalie, Foley, Foli, Folley, Fooley, Foolie, Haddinett, Hadinet, Hadinett, Hadnet, Hadnett, Hignet, Hignett, Hignut, Hignutt, Hoddenet, Hoddenett, Hoddinet, Hoddinett, Hoddinot, Hoddinott, Hoddinut, Hoddinutt, Hoddnit, Hoddnnit, Hodenet, Hodenett, Hodinet, Hodinett, Hodinot, Hodinott, Hodinut, Hodinutt, Hodnet, Hodnett, Hodnut, Hodnutt, Huddinutt, Hudinut, Hudinutt, Hudnet, Hudnett, Innon, Kinan, Kinnan, Kinnand and more.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. 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.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    11. ...

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