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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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.

Makgill Early Origins



The surname Makgill 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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Makgill Spelling Variations


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Makgill Spelling Variations



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

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Makgill Early History


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Makgill Early History



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

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Makgill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Makgill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Makgill In Ireland


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Makgill In Ireland



Some of the Makgill 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 or some of its variants were: Patrick Richard, Samuel and William MacGill, who all settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina with in 1767; Arthur McGill was on record in Prince Edward Island in 1830 as an Irish immigrant.

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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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Makgill Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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    The Makgill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Makgill 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 2 October 2003 at 16:03.

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