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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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