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McAulay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


The name McAulay is the product of a saga that began among the ancient Boernician tribes of Scotland. It is derived from the son of Amalghaidh, (an old Irish personal name). The distinguished name McAulay is derived from the Gaelic name MacAmhalghaidh and was generally found in Dumbartonshire. Alternatively, the name could have come from the Gaelic name MacAmhlaibh or MacAmhaidh, which means son of Amlaib and in this case, the name was originally derived from the Norse King Olafr. This latter branch was generally found in the Hebrides.


Early Origins of the McAulay family


The surname McAulay was first found in at Ardencaple, in Dumbartonshire. Ardencaple "cape of the horses," was the ancestral home of the Lairds of Ardencaple and is located on the shores of the Gare Loch, in the historical district of Lennox, county Dumbarton. They were one of the Clans of MacAlpine.

The history of the MacAulay Clan is particularly complex as there are two distinct branches, in addition to an infusion of MacAulays during the reign of Robert the Bruce. The name of Aulay, brother of the Earl of Lennox, is found on the Ragman Rolls, which confirms his pledge of allegiance to King Edward I of England. This branch entered into a bond of manrent with MacGregor of Glenstrae in 1591.

The second branch of this Clan is that of the MacAulays of the Isle of Lewis. These Clansmen claimed descent from Aula (Olaf the Black), who was a thirteenth-century king of the Isles. Their lands were traditional centered around Uig. This branch was probably related to the numerous MacAulays of Ross and Sutherland.

Finally, some members of a branch of the MacAulay Clann from Ireland were invited by Robert the Bruce to Scotland to help in his wars against the English. These last MacAulays may be ancient relatives to those of Ardincaple, Dumbartonshire. It was some while later that the MacAulays were first recognized as a Clan.


Early History of the McAulay family


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McAulay Spelling Variations


Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations of McAulay include MacAuly, MacAwley, MacAuley, MacAullay, MacAulley, MacAwlay, MacCaulay, MacCawley, MacGawley, Magawley, Cauley, Caulay, McCamley and many more.

Early Notables of the McAulay family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was the 'MacCawlis' who appear on the roll of Broken Clans in 1595. Their fortunes fell, the last of their lands of...
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Migration of the McAulay family to Ireland


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


The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. McAulays were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

McAulay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann McAulay, aged 2, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Kenneth McAulay, aged 17, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Norman McAulay, aged 28, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McAulay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. McAulay, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Ellen McAulay, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Alexander McAulay, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Alfred McAulay, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Georgina McAulay, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

McAulay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward McAulay, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, in 1904
  • Donald McAulay, aged 40, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • Christopher McAulay, aged 36, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1909
  • James McAulay, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Hugh McAulay, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAulay Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert McAulay U.E. who settled in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]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

McAulay Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Archibald McAulay, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • Catherine McAulay, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • Effie McAulay, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848

McAulay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McAulay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm

McAulay Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McAulay, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Breadalbane" in 1858
  • Arabella McAulay, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Breadalbane" in 1858
  • Murdoch McAulay, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • Donald McAulay, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • Margaret McAulay, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name McAulay (post 1700)


  • Alex McAulay (b. 1977), American novelist
  • Terry McAulay, American NFL football official
  • Frank McAulay, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 22nd District, 1915-16 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John McAulay VC, DCM (1888-1956), Scottish WWI soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Greg McAulay (b. 1960), Canadian World Champion (2000) curler

Historic Events for the McAulay family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Angas Campbell McAulay (1907-1941), Australian Band Corporal from Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

The McAulay 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: Dulce Periculum
Motto Translation: Danger is sweet


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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