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The MacKlin family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name MacKlin is derived from a devotion to St. John. The surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic name meaning "son of the servant of Saint John." The Clan is descended from Eachan Reaganach, (brother of Lachlan the progenitor of the Macleans of Duart). These two brothers were both descended from Gilleathain na Tuaidh, known as 'Gillian of the Battleaxe', a famed warrior of the 5th century. Eachan, or Hector was given the lands of Lochbuie from John, the first Lord of the Isles, some time in the 14th century.

MacKlin Early Origins



The surname MacKlin was first found in the Western Isles where the Clan held extensive lands on almost every island in the Western Hebrides.

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MacKlin Spelling Variations


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MacKlin Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of MacKlin include MacLean, MacLaine, MacLane, MacLeane, MacClean, MacClain, MacClaine, MacGhille Eoin (Gaelic) and many more.

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MacKlin Early History


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MacKlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKlin research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1500, 1745, 1560, 1630, 1582, 1658, 1604, 1666, 1620, 1651, 1649, 1651, 1645, 1674, 1651, 1674, 1650, 1687, 1670, 1716, 1674, 1716, 1745 and are included under the topic Early MacKlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Hector MacLean, Lord of Dowart (c.1560-c.1630), Scottish Lord of the Clan MacLean; Francis Cleyn (Clein, Franz Klein) ( c. 1582-1658), a painter and tapestry designer; Sir John Maclean, 1st Baronet, (1604-1666); Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet of Morvern (c.1620-1651), the 18th Clan Chief of...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKlin In Ireland


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MacKlin In Ireland



Some of the MacKlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 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 hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name MacKlin arrived in North America very early:

MacKlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Macklin, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Margaret Macklin, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Richard Macklin, who landed in Maryland in 1679

MacKlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Macklin, who landed in Virginia in 1705

MacKlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Macklin, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Thomas Macklin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • John Macklin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

MacKlin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Macklin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

MacKlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Macklin, aged 32, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Caronge" in 1838
  • Rose Ann Macklin, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Caronge" in 1838

MacKlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Macklin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Hannah Macklin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • William Macklin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Hannah Macklin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Eliza Macklin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKlin (post 1700)



  • John Farrell "Big John" Macklin (1884-1949), American football player and coach, basketball player and coach, and college athletics administrator
  • Warner N. III Macklin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Pecolia Macklin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Marilyn Macklin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000
  • Lori Macklin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008
  • Joseph J. Macklin, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Franklin County, 1833-34, 1836-37
  • Gordon S. Macklin (1928-2007), American founder and longtime president of the NASDAQ stock market
  • Paul Harold Macklin PC, MP (b. 1944), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Michael John Macklin (b. 1943), former Australian Franciscan friar, educator and fundraiser
  • Lance Noel Macklin (1919-2002), English racing driver
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Virtue mine honour
Motto Translation: Virtue is my honour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

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  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The MacKlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKlin 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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