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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McConnel family. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.

McConnel Early Origins



The surname McConnel 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.

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McConnel Spelling Variations


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McConnel Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McConnel has been written as MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

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McConnel Early History


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McConnel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McConnel research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McConnel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McConnel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McConnel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McConnel In Ireland


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McConnel In Ireland



Some of the McConnel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McConnel or a variant listed above:

McConnel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis McConnel, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1797
  • John McConnel, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1797

McConnel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David McConnel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • James McConnel, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Robert McConnel, aged 19, landed in New York in 1812-1813
  • Alexander McConnel, who landed in New York in 1830
  • Andrew McConnel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McConnel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George McConnel, who landed in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. Charles McConnel U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, 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

McConnel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard McConnel, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Isabella McConnel, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833

McConnel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McConnel, aged 22, a baker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Elizabeth McConnel, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name McConnel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McConnel (post 1700)




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McConnel Historic Events


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McConnel Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Wanklyn Mcconnel, English 1st Class Passenger from Manchester, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The McConnel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McConnel 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.

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