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The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McCaul family. The root of their name is the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

McCaul Early Origins



The surname McCaul was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McCaul Spelling Variations


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McCaul Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McCaul has appeared in various documents spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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McCaul Early History


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McCaul Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaul research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early McCaul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaul Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCaul In Ireland


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McCaul In Ireland



Some of the McCaul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McCaul or a variant listed above:

McCaul Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John McCaul, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

McCaul Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James McCaul, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1774

McCaul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis McCaul, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • Joseph H McCaul, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864

McCaul Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McCaul, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

McCaul Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter McCaul landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Jessie McCaul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Allison McCaul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Catherine McCaul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Ann McCaul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The McCaul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaul 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:47.

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