Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Early Origins of the MacNaught family
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 MacNaught family
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MacNaught Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.
Early Notables of the MacNaught family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacNaught family to Ireland
Some of the MacNaught family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacNaught 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name MacNaught (post 1700)
The MacNaught 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.
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