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McAllister is a very old Scottish name that may even date back to the Dalriadan tribe of Scotland's western coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from the given name Alexander, which in turn was originally derived from the Greek name, which means defender of men. In the late 11th century, Queen Margaret introduced the name, which she had heard in the Hungarian Court where she was raised, into Scotland by naming one of her sons Alexander. The popularity of the name Alexander was ensured by the fact that it was born by three Scottish kings, the first being Margaret's son who succeeded to the throne of Scotland following the death of Malcolm III.

McAllister Early Origins



The surname McAllister was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McAllister Spelling Variations


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McAllister Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McAllister has been spelled Alexander, Alistair, MacAlexander, Alisandre, Alischoner, Alsinder, Alastair, MacAlexter, Callestar, Aleckander, Alexandri, Alisdair, Alaisder, Alestare, Alistare and many more.

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McAllister Early History


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McAllister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAllister research. Another 925 words (66 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1295, 1475, 1602, 1200, 1605, 1615, 1765, 1846, 1431, 1570, 1640, 1614, 1588, 1655, 1640, 1643, 1619, 1681, 1665, 1681, 1620, 1665, 1660, 1665, 1653, 1686, 1797 and are included under the topic Early McAllister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAllister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAllister Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir William Alexander (circa 1570-1640), 1st Earl of Stirling, Scottish government official, knighted in 1614, appointed Governor of the barony of Nova Scotia; William Allestry (Allestrie) (1588-1655), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England (1640-1643)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAllister Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAllister In Ireland


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McAllister In Ireland



Some of the McAllister family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 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



Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first McAllisters to arrive in North America:

McAllister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Angus McAllister, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Archibald McAllister, who landed in New England in 1738-1739
  • Florance McAllister, who arrived in New York, NY in 1738
  • Richard McAllister, who landed in New England in 1738-1739
  • Margaret McAllister, who landed in New York in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAllister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McAllister, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • Charles McAllister, aged 23, arrived in Delaware in 1813
  • John McAllister, who landed in America in 1814
  • Daniel McAllister, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • James McAllister, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAllister Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Patrick McAllister, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Ananias McAllister U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Daniel McAllister U.E. born in Argyleshire, Scotland from New Hampshire, USA who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John McAllister U.E. born in Argyleshire, Scotland from New Hampshire, USA who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McAllister Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McAllister, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Robert McAllister, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Mary McAllister, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Pacific" from Liverpool, England
  • John McAllister, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

McAllister Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry McAllister arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845
  • Jane McAllister, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • John McAllister, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Barbara McAllister, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

McAllister Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McAllister, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Henry McAllister, aged 41, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Martha McAllister, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Sarah McAllister, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Harry McAllister, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAllister (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAllister (post 1700)



  • William Menzies McAllister (b. 1905), American Republican politician, Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1937-44; Speaker of the Oregon State House of Representatives, 1943-44
  • Mrs. William M. McAllister, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1948
  • Ward McAllister Jr. (1855-1908), American politician, Justice of Alaska Territorial Supreme Court, 1884
  • William McAllister, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1841
  • W. M. McAllister, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1888
  • Walter W. McAllister, American politician, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, 1961-71
  • W. K. McAllister, American politician, Justice of Illinois State Supreme Court, 1870-75
  • Thomas R. McAllister (1905-1977), American Republican politician,Huron County Prosecuting Attorney, 1933-40, 1943-46
  • W. A. McAllister (b. 1848), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1883-84; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1885-86
  • Thomas Francis McAllister (1896-1976), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1934, 1936; Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1938-41Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1941-63
  • ... (Another 50 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McAllister Historic Events


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McAllister Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • William John McAllister (1962-1988), Scottish Passenger from Argyll, Scotland, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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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: Per mare, per terras
Motto Translation: By sea, by land.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. 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.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The McAllister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAllister 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.

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