MacWilliams History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the MacWilliams family
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.
Early History of the MacWilliams family
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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.
Early Notables of the MacWilliams family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacWilliams family to Ireland
Some of the MacWilliams family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
MacWilliams Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century