× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The old Scottish-Dalriadan name McColl is derived from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

McColl Early Origins



The surname McColl 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.

Close

McColl Spelling Variations


Expand

McColl 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 McColl include MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

Close

McColl Early History


Expand

McColl Early History



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

Close

McColl Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

McColl Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

McColl In Ireland


Expand

McColl In Ireland



Some of the McColl 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The McColl were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

McColl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McColl, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Sara Ann McColl, who landed in North Carolina in 1790
  • Margaret McColl, who arrived in New York in 1795

McColl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McColl, aged 70, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Dugall McColl, aged 46, landed in New York, NY in 1812-1813
  • Duncan McColl, aged 58, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Hugh McColl, aged 67, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • William McColl, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1851

McColl Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. Duncan McColl U.E. who settled in Schoodic Falls [St. Stephen], Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John McColl U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Susannah McColl U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McColl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McColl, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

McColl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McColl, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John McColl arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Daniel McColl, aged 26, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Charles McColl, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Ewen McColl, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McColl Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary McColl, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name McColl (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name McColl (post 1700)



  • William Frazier "Bill" McColl (b. 1930), American former NFL defensive end
  • Hugh L. McColl Jr (b. 1935), former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America
  • Billy McColl (1951-2014), born William Collins, Scottish actor, best known for his role in Doctor Who
  • Hugh McColl (1819-1885), Scottish-born irrigation pioneer in Australia
  • Jimmy McColl (b. 1892), Scottish footballer
  • Ruth Stephanie McColl AO (b. 1950), Australian judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • James Hiers McColl (1844-1929), Australian politician
  • Sir Colin Hugh Verel McColl KCMG (b. 1932), English former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 1989 to 1994
  • Hamish McColl (b. 1962), British comedian, writer and actor
  • General Sir John Chalmers McColl KCB, CBE, DSO (b. 1952), Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Close

McColl Family Crest Products


Expand

McColl Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. 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.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  11. ...

The McColl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McColl 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 2 March 2016 at 13:23.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest