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The name of the McCallion family is derived from the given name Alan, which is thought to mean "little rock" or "headstone." The name was popular among the Breton followers of William the Conqueror due to St. Alan, a 5th-century bishop from Quimper, Brittany; during the Middle Ages, parents often named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

McCallion Early Origins



The surname McCallion was first found in the lands of Shropshire, where Walter FitzAlan of Brittany held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The parish of Mileham, Norfolk is of early significance to the family. "This place, at the time of the Conquest, was given to Alan, son of Flaald, and ancestor of the Fitz-Alans, earls of Arundel, who erected a strong castle here, of which some vestiges may still be traced, within the area of an intrenchment of twelve acres; the site of the keep is pointed out by an inner intrenchment by which it was surrounded." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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McCallion Spelling Variations


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McCallion Spelling Variations



Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Alan, Allan, Allen, Alleyn, Allayne, Allaine, Allain, Allanach, Allanshaw, MacAllan and many more.

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McCallion Early History


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McCallion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCallion research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1532, 1594, 1583, 1658, 1596, 1671, 1637, 1608, 1673, 1610, 1681, 1612, 1685, 1614, 1677, 1621, 1663, 1660, 1677, 1686, 1677, 1686, 1694, 1764, 1635, 1705, 1692, 1700, 1661, 1726 and 1717 are included under the topic Early McCallion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCallion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCallion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was William Allen (1532-1594), an English prelate; Francis Allen (ca.1583-1658), an English financier, politician and regicide who sided with parliament in the civil War against Charles I; John Allen, or John Allin (1596-1671) English settler America in 1637-38, one of the founders of...

Another 125 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCallion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCallion In Ireland


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McCallion In Ireland



Some of the McCallion family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 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



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name McCallion:

McCallion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McCallion, who landed in Maryland in 1825
  • Neill McCallion, who arrived in Maryland in 1825
  • Andrew McCallion, who arrived in Colorado in 1883
  • Cath. McCallion, aged 19, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1894
  • Catherine McCallion, aged 29, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1898

McCallion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles McCallion, aged 24, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1904
  • Bridget McCallion, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Tyrone, in 1906
  • Agnes McCallion, aged 25, who landed in America from Derry, Ireland, in 1908
  • Catherine McCallion, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bridget McCallion, aged 22, who landed in America from Carndonagh, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCallion Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James McCallion, aged 18, a blacksmith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCallion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCallion (post 1700)



  • Marcus McCallion (b. 1971), English graphic designer and typographer
  • Seamus McCallion, Irish rugby league player
  • Mac McCallion (b. 1950), Fijian rugby union coach, Fiji National Rugby Union Coach (2002-2003)
  • Hazel McCallion CM (b. 1921), née Journeaux, nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel," Canadian politician and Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario (1978-2014), the first and current Chancellor of Sheridan College
  • Enda McCallion (b. 1967), Irish film director
  • Edward "Eddie" McCallion (b. 1979), Northern Irish footballer, member of the Northern Ireland U21 National Team in 1998

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McCallion Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The McCallion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCallion 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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