On the Scottish west coast, the McCannel family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill,
which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.
Early Origins of the McCannel family
The surname McCannel was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McCannel family
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McCannel Spelling Variations
In various documents McCannel has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.
Early Notables of the McCannel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCannel family to Ireland
Some of the McCannel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCannel family to the New World and Oceana
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: Alexander, Arthur, Andrew, Francis, George, Henry, John, James, Neil, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William MacConnell all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870.