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McCausland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The McCausland family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McCausland is derived from the Gaelic form of Absolom, which means peace. Historically this name can be found in The Bible, as the name of the third son of King David, who was killed for rebellion against his father.


Early Origins of the McCausland family


The surname McCausland 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 early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McCausland family


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McCausland Spelling Variations


Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McCausland include MacAuslan, MacAslan, MacAsland, MacAusland, MacAuslane, Mac Auslin, MacCauslan, MacCausland, MacCauseland and many more.

Early Notables of the McCausland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCausland family to Ireland


Some of the McCausland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McCausland family to the New World and Oceana


The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McCausland arrived in North America very early:

McCausland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McCausland, aged 30, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Oliver McCausland, aged 22, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Susanna McCausland, aged 28, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Conolly McCausland, who arrived in America in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas McCausland, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCausland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Enos McCausland, who arrived in Canada in 1834

McCausland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget McCausland, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

McCausland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert McCausland, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Rachael McCausland, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Isabella McCausland, aged 2 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name McCausland (post 1700)


  • John McCausland Jr. (1836-1927), American brigadier general in the Confederate States Army from St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nelson McCausland (b. 1951), Unionist politician from Northern Ireland, Minister for Social Development (2011-2014), Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast North (2003-2017)
  • Gary McCausland (b. 1968), Irish Chartered Property Surveyor, property developer/investor, author and former television presenter
  • Maurice Marcus McCausland (1872-1938), Irish landowner and politician, High Sheriff of County Londonderry in 1908 and Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry (1926-1938)
  • Edward Elsmere Montgomery McCausland (1865-1936), Australian born sportsperson who as a rugby footballer
  • Richard Bolton McCausland (1864-1933), Singapore-born, Irish surgeon at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the first to use an X-Ray in Ireland in 1896, son of Sir Richard Bolton McCausland; he and his family moved to Folkestone, Kent in 1923, during the Irish Civil War giving up their estates
  • Sir Richard Bolton McCausland (1810-1900), Irish barrister who served as Recorder of Singapore and Malaca, from 1856-1866; he and his family held a family estate at Cappaghduff, Co Mayo
  • John McCausland (1735-1804), Irish politician, Member of the Irish parliament representing Donegal County (1768-1776)
  • Chris McCausland (b. 1977), British comedian, best known for his role as Rudi in the Cbeebies show Me Too!
  • Charles Edward McCausland (1898-1965), Irish cricketer from Dublin who played four times for the Ireland cricket team in the 1920s
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The McCausland 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: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml


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