Origins Available: Scottish
The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland
spawned the name MacKint. It is derived from the given name Ian
or John. John
is the most common personal name
in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.
Early Origins of the MacKint family
The surname MacKint 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
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.
Early History of the MacKint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKint research.Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early MacKint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKint Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. MacKint has appeared as MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.
Early Notables of the MacKint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKint family to Ireland
Some of the MacKint family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 178 words (13 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 MacKint family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The MacKint were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: John MacKane settled in Carolina in 1806; Alexander, John, Peter, Thomas MacKane all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; James MacKean settled in Carolina in 1767.