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Today's generation of the McGirl family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name McGirl lived in the lands of Cargill in east Perthshire where the family at one time had extensive territories.

McGirl Early Origins



The surname McGirl was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Cargill is a parish containing, with the villages of Burreltown, Wolfhill, and Woodside. "This place, of which the name, of Celtic origin, signifies a village with a church, originally formed a portion of the parish of Cupar-Angus, from which, according to ancient records, it was separated prior to the year 1514." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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McGirl Spelling Variations


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McGirl Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. McGirl has appeared Cargill, Cargille, Carnigill, Cargile, Kergylle, Cargyle, Carrigle, McGirl and many more.

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McGirl Early History


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McGirl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGirl research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1283, 1457, 1681, 1619, 1681, 1638, 1643 and 1681 are included under the topic Early McGirl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGirl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGirl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGirl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGirl In Ireland


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McGirl In Ireland



Some of the McGirl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name McGirl:

McGirl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie McGirl, aged 11, who landed in America from Co Letrim, Ireland, in 1892
  • Charles McGirl, aged 21, who settled in America from Drumshambo, in 1899
  • Micheal McGirl, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Dreemeyne, in 1899

McGirl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McGirl, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Cavan, in 1901
  • Mary Ellen McGirl, aged 19, who landed in America from Drumohanbo, in 1903
  • Margaret McGirl, aged 16, who landed in America from Shannon, in 1904
  • Mary McGirl, aged 21, who landed in America from Leitrim, in 1904
  • Mary McGirl, aged 21, who settled in America from Shannon, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGirl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGirl (post 1700)



  • John Joe McGirl (1921-1988), Irish republican politician

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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: Domino confido
Motto Translation: Confide in the Lord.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. 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.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
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The McGirl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGirl 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 23 August 2017 at 13:38.

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