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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the MacKynd family. Their name 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.

MacKynd Early Origins



The surname MacKynd 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.

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MacKynd Spelling Variations


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MacKynd Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. MacKynd has appeared in various documents spelled MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.

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MacKynd Early History


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MacKynd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKynd 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 MacKynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKynd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKynd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKynd In Ireland


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MacKynd In Ireland



Some of the MacKynd 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacKynd or a variant listed above include: 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.

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MacKynd Family Crest Products


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