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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McConnell is the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.

McConnell Early Origins



The surname McConnell 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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McConnell Spelling Variations


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McConnell Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McConnell has appeared as MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.

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McConnell Early History


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McConnell Early History



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

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McConnell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McConnell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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McConnell In Ireland


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McConnell In Ireland



Some of the McConnell 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 settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McConnell were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McConnell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam McConnell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

McConnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barney McConnell, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Michael McConnell, aged 32, landed in New York in 1812
  • Patrick McConnell, aged 37, landed in New York in 1812
  • Robert McConnell, aged 19, landed in New York in 1812
  • Terry McConnell, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McConnell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George McConnell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. Benjamin McConnell U.E. who settled in St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia 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. Hugh McConnell U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario 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. Joseph McConnell U.E. who settled in St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia 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

McConnell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Merinus McConnell, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • John McConnell, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Shane McConnell, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Mary McConnell, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • John McConnell, aged 24, a shoemaker, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Quintin Leitch" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McConnell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Simon McConnell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • C. McConnell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orator" in 1849
  • Elizabeth McConnell, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • James McConnell, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Henry McConnell, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McConnell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McConnell, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary McConnell, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • William McConnell, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Margaret McConnell, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary McConnell, aged 3 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McConnell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McConnell (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Frank Charles McConnell (1898-1981), American Commanding Officer 32nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade (1945-1946)
  • John P. McConnell (1908-1986), former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff and general
  • John H. McConnell (1923-2008), American industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the Columbus Blue Jackets
  • John Michael "Mike" McConnell (b. 1943), former vice admiral in the United States Navy
  • Fred and Thomas McConnell, American Air Force pilots and World War II veterans, eponym of McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
  • Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. (b. 1942), senior United States Senator from Kentucky
  • Harden M. McConnell (b. 1927), American physical chemist and co-winner of the 1983/84 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
  • Page Samuel McConnell (b. 1963), American pianist/organist/keyboardist for the rock band Phish
  • Joseph Christopher McConnell Jr. (1922-1954), American Air Force flying ace
  • Scott McConnell (b. 1952), American journalist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McConnell Historic Events


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McConnell Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Robert Nicol McConnell (1922-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name McConnell


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Suggested Readings for the name McConnell



  • Ancestors and Descendants of Myron and Bessie McConnell by Joy L. McConnell.
  • The McConnell Family by John G. Martin.

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Citations


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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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The McConnell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McConnell 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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