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On the Scottish west coast, the MacWilliams family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name William. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Uilleim, which means son of William.

MacWilliams Early Origins



The surname MacWilliams was first found in on the Isle of Harris, 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.

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MacWilliams Spelling Variations


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MacWilliams Spelling Variations



In various documents MacWilliams has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacWilliam, MacQuilliam, MacKilliam, MacWilliams, MacKullie, MacCullie, MacWillie and many more.

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MacWilliams Early History


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MacWilliams Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacWilliams research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1215, and 1613 are included under the topic Early MacWilliams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacWilliams Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacWilliams Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacWilliams In Ireland


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MacWilliams In Ireland



Some of the MacWilliams family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacWilliams Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca MacWilliams, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacWilliams (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacWilliams (post 1700)



  • Dave MacWilliams (b. 1957), retired American soccer forward and head coach
  • Florence Jessie MacWilliams (1917-1990), English mathematician who contributed to the field of coding theory

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MacWilliams Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The MacWilliams Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacWilliams 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 October 2015 at 07:26.

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