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The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the McDougald family. Their name comes from the personal name Dougal. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhughaill and literally means son of Dougal.

McDougald Early Origins



The surname McDougald was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they were descended from Dugall eldest son of Somerled, first Lord of the Isles, and his son Duncan who received the lands of Lorn.The Clan was a bitter foe of Robert the Bruce, who made a narrow escape during one battle with the MacDougals only by discarding his cloak. The brooch of this cloak, now known as the Brooch of Lorn, is a treasured possession of the Chief of the Clan. The Clan faced heavy retaliation and was stripped of their lands once Robert the Bruce secured the Scottish throne. The lands were restored to the Clan upon the death of the king, but passed to the Stewarts in 1388 when the last member of the senior branch of MacDougals died without issue.

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McDougald Spelling Variations


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McDougald Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. McDougald has been recorded as MacDougall, MacDowall, MacDowell, MacDugald, MacDill and many more.

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McDougald Early History


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McDougald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDougald research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1244 and 1316 are included under the topic Early McDougald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDougald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDougald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDougald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDougald In Ireland


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McDougald In Ireland



Some of the McDougald family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name McDougald, or a variant listed above:

McDougald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna McDougald, who landed in New York, NY in 1738
  • Allan McDougald, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Angus McDougald, who arrived in Brunswick, North Carolina in 1767
  • John McDougald, who arrived in Brunswick, North Carolina in 1767
  • Malcolm McDougald, who landed in Brunswick, North Carolina in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDougald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dugald McDougald, who landed in New York in 1834

McDougald Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John McDougald U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Lancaster [South Glengarry], 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. John McDougald U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, 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. John McDougald U.E. who settled in Augusta, 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. Peter McDougald U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, 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

McDougald Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cath McDougald, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Dougald McDougald, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDougald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDougald (post 1700)



  • Roman McDougald (1907-1960), American mystery writer who wrote five books in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Worth McDougald (1925-2007), American journalism educator who oversaw the Peabody Awards from 1963 to 1991
  • Gilbert James "Gil" McDougald (1928-2010), American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1951 to 1960, AL Rookie of the Year in 1951 and Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1958
  • David "Junior" McDougald (b. 1975), American-born, English association football player
  • Wilfrid Laurier McDougald (1881-1942), Canadian politician, Senator for Wellington, Quebec (1926-1932)
  • John McDougald (1848-1919), Canadian merchant and politician who represented Pictou in the Canadian House of Commons from 1881 to 1896
  • John Angus "Bud" McDougald (1908-1978), Canadian businessman and owner of Thoroughbred racehorses, founding member of the Jockey Club of Canada

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Motto


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Motto



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: Buaidh no bąs
Motto Translation: Victory or death


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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. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. 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. 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. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The McDougald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDougald 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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