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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McDaniel family. The root of their name is the personal name Donald. The name McDaniel results from an erroneous Anglicization of the Gaelic name Mac Dhomnuill, which means son of Donald and is normally Anglicized MacDonald. The confusion is a result of the similar sound of the given names Daniel and Donald.
The surname McDaniel was first found in Argyleshire, where they held a family seat from early times.
Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McDaniel has appeared in various documents spelled MacDaniel, MacDaniell, MacDanell and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDaniel research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDaniel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McDaniel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McDaniel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McDaniel or a variant listed above:
McDaniel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Darby McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
- Margt McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
- Wm McDaniel, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
- Timothy McDaniel, who arrived in New England in 1732
- Ann McDaniel, who came to America in 1739
McDaniel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh McDaniel, who arrived in America in 1801
- Francis McDaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1809
- Alexander McDaniel, aged 23, arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
- Daniel McDaniel, who landed in Maryland in 1843
- Michael McDaniel, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1850
McDaniel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Patrick McDaniel, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Patrick McDaniel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
McDaniel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael McDaniel, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale
- Owen McDaniel, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin
- Kelly McDaniel, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin
- Kelly McDaniel, aged 6 months, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin
McDaniel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Christian McDaniel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840
- Major-General Carl Brown McDaniel (1901-1987), American Commanding General 7th Air Force (1945)
- Brigadier-General Arthur Bee McDaniel (1895-1943), American Chief of Staff, Caribbean Air Force (1941-1942)
- Albert G. McDaniel, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hannibal, Missouri, 1864-66, 1869-76
- A. McDaniel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916
- Arden McDaniel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from McDonald County, 1946
- Arthur S. McDaniel (b. 1890), American Democrat politician, Merchant; Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Dunklin County, 1937-42
- Arthur W. McDaniel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire State Senate 22nd District, 1938
- Betty McDaniel, American politician, Mayor of Allegan, Michigan, 2013-14
- Buell R. McDaniel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1960
- C. A. McDaniel, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 19th District, 1854-55
- Our McDaniel Family by Esta McDaniel Lee.
- McDaniel/McDonald Notes by Ellen Byrne.
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: Toujours pret
Motto Translation: Always ready.
- 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.
- Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
The McDaniel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDaniel 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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