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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish



Multiple Origins for the Surname Magill



This name is derived from either the Scottish Gaelic "Mac Gille," or the Irish Gaelic "Mac Giolla." In either case, the name was thought to be created from the occupation of being a servant.

Magill Early Origins



The surname Magill was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), 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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Magill Spelling Variations


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Magill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacGill, Magill, Makgill and others.

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Magill Early History


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Magill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magill research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Magill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magill In Ireland


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Magill In Ireland



Some of the Magill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 228 words (16 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:

Magill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Magill, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Daniel Magill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Magill, who arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1817
  • John Magill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Joseph Magill, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Magill arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834

Magill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Magill, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magill (post 1700)



  • Alan Jon Magill (1953-2015), American medical researcher, Director of Malaria Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Daniel Hamilton "Dan" Magill Jr. (1921-2014), American Sports Information Director, Head Tennis Coach, and Georgia Bulldog Club secretary for the University of Georgia
  • Juliette Augusta Magill (1806-1870), American historian and writer
  • Charles Magill (1759-1827), American lawyer, politician, and judge
  • Charles Michael "Mike" Magill (1920-2006), American racecar driver
  • Elizabeth Magill (b. 1959), Irish painter
  • Edward James Magill (b. 1939), Northern Irish former footballer
  • Sir Ivan Whiteside Magill (1888-1986), Irish born anaesthetist
  • Ronan Magill (b. 1954), British concert pianist and composer
  • Santiago Magill (b. 1977), Peruvian actor
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: In Domino confido
Motto Translation: I trust in the Lord.


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Magill Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Magill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magill 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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