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McAngus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



McAngus is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Angus. The Gaelic form of the name, Mac Aonguis, translates as son of Angus. Angus refers to the Pictish King Onnust who died in the year 761.

While there are no direct links with this King in the history of the Clan or surname, there is a conjectural line, which may be adopted. The lands descended into the Barony of Innes in the County of Elginshire. However, the son or sons of Angus, originally from the Kingdom of Dalriada, were one of the three kindred houses, of the kingdom, the other two houses being the Gabran (the largest) and Lornetach which provided fighting men for the defense of the Kingdom of early Scots. For every twenty homes owned, they were obliged to provide two galleys, and so Angus, having 430 houses, provided a fleet of approximately forty galleys for the defense of the waters of Dalriada, generally those estuaries around the mouth of the Clyde.

Early Origins of the McAngus family


The surname McAngus was first found in Morven, their earliest known territory. In 1230, the Clan suffered from King Alexander II's campaign against Argyll. The Clan, however, retained their castle Kinlochaline, which stands upon strategic rock in Morvern. A massive castle by early standards, today it is in ruins.

Early History of the McAngus family


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McAngus Spelling Variations


Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents McAngus has been spelled MacInnes, MacInnis, MacAngus and many more.

Early Notables of the McAngus family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAngus family to Ireland


Some of the McAngus family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McAngus family to the New World and Oceana


The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McAngus arrived in North America very early:

McAngus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annabella McAngus, aged 28, originally from Alness, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJKT-S36 : 6 December 2014), Annabella McAngus, 16 Apr 1911; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Dan McAngus, aged 24, originally from North Battleford, Sask, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ1C-QMN : 6 December 2014), Dan McAngus, 07 Apr 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Catherine McAngus, aged 22, originally from North Battleford, Sask, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ1C-QMJ : 6 December 2014), Catherine McAngus, 07 Apr 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John McAngus, aged 45, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "C. D. 33" from Halifax, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XH-32W : 6 December 2014), John McAngus, 16 Aug 1920; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name C. D. 33, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Donald Mc Angus, aged 43, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Delambre" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NL-L47 : 6 December 2014), Donald Mc Angus, 25 Oct 1921; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Delambre, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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The McAngus 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: MacAonghais a-rithist
Motto Translation: Again MacInnes


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJKT-S36 : 6 December 2014), Annabella McAngus, 16 Apr 1911; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ1C-QMN : 6 December 2014), Dan McAngus, 07 Apr 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ1C-QMJ : 6 December 2014), Catherine McAngus, 07 Apr 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XH-32W : 6 December 2014), John McAngus, 16 Aug 1920; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name C. D. 33, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NL-L47 : 6 December 2014), Donald Mc Angus, 25 Oct 1921; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Delambre, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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