McBrouone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Clan from whom the McBrouone family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the Gaelic name Maca'Bhriuthainn, which literally means the son of a judge.

Early Origins of the McBrouone family

The surname McBrouone was first found in on the Isle of Islay. Later, Andro McBrome, the burgess of Kirkcudbright, was charged with intromitting with pirates, 1576. Joannes McBromius appears in 1655 with his name in Latin form and Margaret McKbroome in the parish of Stonykirk, 1684. [1]

Early History of the McBrouone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBrouone research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1685 are included under the topic Early McBrouone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McBrouone Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name McBrouone include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacBroom, MacBrayne and others.

Early Notables of the McBrouone family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early McBrouone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McBrouone family

Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Lough MacBrane settled in South Carolina in 1716; Patrick MacBraan settled in Pennsylvania in 1871.



The McBrouone 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: Fortis ceu leo fidus
Motto Translation: As strong as a dependable lion.


  1. ^ 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)


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