McCone is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in the Scottish-English border region. The McCone family lived in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the McCone family
The surname McCone 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 very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McCone family
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McCone Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. McCone has been spelled Cowan, Cowans, Cowen, Cowens, MacCowan, MacCowden and many more.
Early Notables of the McCone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCone family to Ireland
Some of the McCone family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 265 words (19 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 McCone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCone Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Bridget McCone, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
Contemporary Notables of the name McCone (post 1700)
The McCone 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: Sic itur in altum
Motto Translation: This is the way to heaven.