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The MacMichael family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name MacMichael is derived from the devotion of an ancestor to St. Michael. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Giolla Mhicheil, which means son of the servant of St. Michael.

MacMichael Early Origins



The surname MacMichael was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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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MacMichael Spelling Variations


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MacMichael 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. MacMichael has appeared in various documents spelled MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.

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MacMichael Early History


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MacMichael Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacMichael research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1506, 1735, and 1788 are included under the topic Early MacMichael History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacMichael Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacMichael Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacMichael In Ireland


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MacMichael In Ireland



Some of the MacMichael family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacMichael or a variant listed above:

MacMichael Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss L. MacMichael, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Neal MacMichael, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

MacMichael Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ethelwyn MacMichael, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1913
  • George MacMichael, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacMichael (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacMichael (post 1700)



  • William Macmichael (1783-1839), English physician and medical biographer, best known as the author of The Gold-Headed Cane (1827)
  • Kevin Scott MacMichael (1951-2002), Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer, member of the his work with the Grammy Award nominated band Cutting Crew
  • Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael (1882-1969), British colonial administrator, Governor of Tanganyika (1934-1938), High Commissioner of Palestine (1938-1944)
  • David MacMichael, former Central Intelligence Agency analyst

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The MacMichael Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacMichael 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2015 at 21:35.

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