Early Origins of the MacNaght family
The surname MacNaght was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area. The name is "a variant of Macnaught (of Kilquhanite, Galloway)" CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the MacNaght family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacNaght research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1448, 1473, 1519, 1400, 1606, 1634, 1612, 1617, 1634, 1646 and 1718 are included under the topic Early MacNaght History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacNaght Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.
Early Notables of the MacNaght family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John McKnawcht, Burgess of Edinburgh in 1612. He may be the same person as John M'Nacht, merchant burgess in the parish of Kirkpatrick- Durham
in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacNaght Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacNaght family to Ireland
Some of the MacNaght family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacNaght family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McNaught and his wife Mary and four children, who settled in New York in 1738; Alexander, Archibald, George, Henry, James, John, Samuel and William McNutt all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
The MacNaght 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: Omnia fortunae committo
Motto Translation: I commit all things to fortune.
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...More...