McConel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the McConel family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.

Early Origins of the McConel family

The surname McConel 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 early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McConel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McConel research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1546 are included under the topic Early McConel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McConel Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name McConel include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

Early Notables of the McConel family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McConel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the McConel family to Ireland

Some of the McConel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 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 McConel family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McConel or a variant listed above: Alexander, Arthur, Andrew, Francis, George, Henry, John, James, Neil, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William MacConnell all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870.



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