The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the McIssac family. Their name comes from the personal name Isaac.
The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Isaac
or Mac Iosaig,
both of which mean son of Isaac.
Early Origins of the McIssac family
The surname McIssac 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.
Early History of the McIssac family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIssac research.Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early McIssac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McIssac Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. McIssac has been written as MacIsaac, MacIsaack and others.
Early Notables of the McIssac family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McIssac family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McIssac or a variant listed above: Murdoch McIsaac who settled in New England
in 1685; Malcolm MacIsaac settled in New York in 1775. In Newfoundland Dougal MacIsaac settled in Sandy Point in 1870.
Historic Events for the McIssac family
- Mr. Rod McIssac (1891-1914), Canadian Company Man from Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse CITATION[CLOSE]
List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners