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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McDougall comes from the personal name Dougal. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhughaill and literally means son of Dougal.

McDougall Early Origins



The surname McDougall 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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McDougall Spelling Variations


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McDougall Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McDougall has been spelled MacDougall, MacDowall, MacDowell, MacDugald, MacDill and many more.

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McDougall Early History


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McDougall Early History



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

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McDougall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDougall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McDougall In Ireland


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McDougall In Ireland



Some of the McDougall 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McDougall family emigrate to North America:

McDougall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Duncan McDougall, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

McDougall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary McDougall, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Allan McDougall, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Anna McDougall, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Archibald McDougall, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Ranald McDougall, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDougall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter McDougall, who landed in New York in 1806
  • Maria McDougall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1810
  • James McDougall, aged 31, landed in New York in 1812
  • Allen McDougall, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Col. McDougall, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDougall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Johnn McDougall U.E. who settled in Canada 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
  • Capt. Alexander McDougall U.E. who settled in Canada 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 McDougall U.E. who settled in Digby, Digby County, Nova Scotia c. 1784, then York, Home District in 1793 member of the Wagon Department, married to Sarah having 8 children [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
  • John McDougall, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1797

McDougall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter McDougall, aged 34, a shoemaker, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Catherine McDougall, aged 30, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Catharine McDougall, aged 7, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • John McDougall, aged 2 1/2, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Alexander McDougall, aged 8mo, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDougall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McDougall, Scottish convict from Dumfries, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Katherine McDougall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848
  • John McDougall, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • Hugh McDougall, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • Christy McDougall, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDougall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Flora McDougall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
  • Mary A. McDougall, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jubilee" in 1873
  • Robert McDougall, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • Allan McDougall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDougall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDougall (post 1700)



  • Frances Harriet Whipple Green McDougall (1805-1878), American abolitionist, poet, novelist, editor, botanist, spiritualist medium
  • Marshall James McDougall (b. 1978), American former Major League Baseball third baseman
  • John McDougall (1818-1866), American politician, 2nd Governor of the State of California (1851-1852)
  • James A McDougall (1817-1867), American politician from California
  • Gordon Sholto McDougall (1916-1991), Scottish-born, Australian-based theatre and television actor
  • John Leishman McDougall VC (1840-1869), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions on 21 August 1860 at the Taku Forts, China
  • Francine McDougall, Australian Sundance Film Festival Award winning film director, film producer, photographer, television director, television producer and screenwriter
  • Duncan McDougall (b. 1959), British Olympic silver medalist rower
  • William McDougall PC, CB (1822-1905), Canadian lawyer, politician and one of the Fathers of Confederation
  • Stanley Robert McDougall VC, MM (1889-1968), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McDougall Historic Events


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McDougall Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Duncan McDougall, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Wallace McDougall (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Strathfield, 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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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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. 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).
  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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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The McDougall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDougall 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.

This page was last modified on 27 November 2016 at 22:28.

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