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The name Magill was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Magill family lived in Galloway. The Magill surname also comes from the Gaelic patronytmic name Mac an Ghoill, which means "son of the stranger."

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



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Magill has appeared as 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 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1579 and 1734 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 45 words (3 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 179 words (13 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

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
  • Ronan Magill (b. 1954), British concert pianist and composer
  • Santiago Magill (b. 1977), Peruvian actor
  • Edward James Magill (b. 1939), Northern Irish former footballer
  • Charles Magill (1816-1898), member of the 1st Canadian Parliament and mayor of Hamilton in 1854-55
  • ... (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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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