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The McIsaac family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McIsaac is derived from the personal name Isaac. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Isaac or Mac Iosaig, both of which mean son of Isaac.

McIsaac Early Origins



The surname McIsaac was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McIsaac Spelling Variations


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McIsaac Spelling Variations



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. McIsaac has appeared in various documents spelled MacIsaac, MacIsaack and others.

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McIsaac Early History


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McIsaac Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIsaac research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early McIsaac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIsaac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIsaac Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McIsaac Notables 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McIsaac or a variant listed above:

McIsaac Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Murdoch McIsaac who settled in New England in 1685

McIsaac Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Malcom McIsaac, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1775

McIsaac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Euphemia Tod McIsaac, who arrived in Ohio in 1844

McIsaac Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Angus McIsaac, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Cath McIsaac, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Duncan McIsaac, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Mary McIsaac, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801

McIsaac Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McIsaac arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • Allan McIsaac arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • Donald McIsaac arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • Angus McIsaac arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • John McIsaac arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ellen Lewis" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIsaac (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIsaac (post 1700)



  • Justin McIsaac (b. 1978), semi-retired American professional wrestler
  • William "Billy" McIsaac (b. 1949), Scottish musician
  • Hazel A. McIsaac (1933-2012), Newfoundland politician who represented St. George's from 1975 to 1979, eponym of the ferry MV Hazel McIsaac
  • Hilary McIsaac (1820-1901), Canadian farmer, shipbuilder and politician who represented 2nd Kings in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1872 to 1879
  • Joseph Clifford "Cliff" McIsaac (1930-2006), Canadian veterinarian and politician, MLA for Wilkie, Saskatchewan (1964-1975)
  • Tai McIsaac (b. 1975), Australian former rugby union footballer and current coach, two-time member of the Australia National Team (2006 and 2003)
  • Shona McIsaac (b. 1960), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes (1997-2010)
  • James McIsaac (1854-1927), Canadian journalist and politician who represented King's, Prince Edward island in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1921
  • Colin Francis McIsaac (1854-1927), Canadian lawyer and politician in Nova Scotia who represented Antigonish from 1895 to 1905
  • Angus McIsaac (1842-1902), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician in Nova Scotia who represented Antigonish from 1873 to 1885

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McIsaac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIsaac 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 15 September 2016 at 20:57.

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