McBruown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McBruown comes from the Gaelic name Maca'Bhriuthainn, which literally means the son of a judge.

Early Origins of the McBruown family

The surname McBruown 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]

Important Dates for the McBruown family

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

McBruown Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McBruown has been spelled MacBroom, MacBrayne and others.

Early Notables of the McBruown family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the McBruown family

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McBruown family emigrate to North America: Lough MacBrane settled in South Carolina in 1716; Patrick MacBraan settled in Pennsylvania in 1871.

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Citations

  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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