MacKrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the MacKrell family

The surname MacKrell was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland.

Early History of the MacKrell family

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MacKrell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mackerell, MacKerrel, MacKerrell, Mackirrell and many more.

Early Notables of the MacKrell family (pre 1700)

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

United States MacKrell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacKrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Mackrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • James Mackrell, who landed in Maryland in 1660 [1]
  • Tho Mackrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]
MacKrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mackrell, who landed in Mississippi in 1843 [1]

Australia MacKrell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

MacKrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Mackrell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • John Mackrell, aged 48, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]
  • Mr. John Mackrell, aged 25, a schoolmaster, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]
  • Sarah Mackrell, aged 23, a seamstress, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name MacKrell (post 1700) +

  • Joseph N. Mackrell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932 [5]
  • Joseph Mackrell, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1933 [5]
  • Archibald Mackrell, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1893-96 [5]

The MacKrell 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: Dulcis pro patria labor
Motto Translation: Labour for one’s country is sweet.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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