Scotland. It is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Gille Ghionndaig, which means son of the servant of St. Finndag or son of the fair young man.
Early Origins of the McClintoc family
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 McClintoc family
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McClintoc Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents McClintoc has been spelled MacClintock, MacLintock, MacLinden, MacAlinden and many more.
Early Notables of the McClintoc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McClintoc family to Ireland
Some of the McClintoc family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McClintoc 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 McClintoc arrived in North America very early:
McClintoc Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The McClintoc 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: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.
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