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The MacKintosh surname comes from the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name, Mac an Toisich. MacKintosh is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. The surname MacKintosh comes from the Gaelic name Mac an Toisich, which means "son of the chief, leader, or thane." Members of this distinguished Pictish family were originally found in Moray.

MacKintosh Early Origins



The surname MacKintosh was first found in Moray (part of the modern region of Grampian). The MacKintosh family is said to descend from Seach MacDuff, who was awarded the lands of Petty and Breachley in Inverness-shire and was appointed Constable of Inverness Castle for his support of King Malcolm IV in the suppression of a rebellion in Morayshire in 1160. A son of Seach then assumed the name "Mac-an-Toisch," and thus began the Clan MacIntosh.

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MacKintosh Spelling Variations


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MacKintosh Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, MacKintosh has been spelled Kyntosh, Intosh, Intoch, Toshe, Tosh, McKyntosh, McKintosh, McKintoisch, McKintoch, McIntosh, McComtosh, McKintowse, McIntosh, MacKyntosh, MacIntoch, MacIntosh, McIntoch, Mackintowse, MacKintosh and many more.

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MacKintosh Early History


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MacKintosh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKintosh research. Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1314, 1336, 1396, 1411, 1594, 1704, 1715, 1745, 1746, and 1833 are included under the topic Early MacKintosh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKintosh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKintosh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacKintosh In Ireland


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MacKintosh In Ireland



Some of the MacKintosh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words (8 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 cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name MacKintosh:

MacKintosh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Mackintosh, who arrived in Boston in 1702
  • John Mohr Mackintosh, who landed in Georgia in 1735
  • Lachlan Mackintosh, who arrived in Georgia in 1735-1736
  • Nancy Mackintosh, who arrived in Georgia in 1735
  • William Mackintosh, who landed in Georgia in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKintosh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Mackintosh, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832
  • Mrs. Geo D Mackintosh, who arrived in America in 1861

MacKintosh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert MacKintosh arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • James Mackintosh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848

MacKintosh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Mackintosh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • John Mackintosh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKintosh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKintosh (post 1700)



  • Richard J. Mackintosh, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1948
  • Kenneth Mackintosh (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Superior Court Judge in Washington, 1912-18; Justice of Washington State Supreme Court, 1918-28; Chief Justice of Washington State Supreme Court, 1927-28
  • John G. Mackintosh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888
  • George L. Mackintosh, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1928
  • John Mackintosh (1868-1920), Scottish founder of Mackintosh's, a confectionery firm, best known for Mackintosh's Toffee in 1890
  • Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832), Scottish writer, jurist, politician and historian
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist
  • John Pitcairn Mackintosh (1929-1978), Scottish politician/educator
  • Hugh Ross Mackintosh (1870-1936), Scottish theologian
  • Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), Scottish novelist and playwright
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.


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MacKintosh Clan Badge


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MacKintosh Clan Badge




MacKintosh 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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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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