McConnale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the Scottish west coast, the McConnale family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their 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 McConnale family

The surname McConnale 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 McConnale family

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

McConnale Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McConnale has appeared as MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

Early Notables of the McConnale family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McConnale family to Ireland

Some of the McConnale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McConnale family

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 McConnale were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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