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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish


The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the McKenzies family. Their name comes from the personal name Coinneach. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Coinnich or Mac Choinnich, both of which mean son of Coinneach.

McKenzies Early Origins



The surname McKenzies was first found in Ross, 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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McKenzies Spelling Variations


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McKenzies Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKenzie, McKenzie, Kennethson, Kenneth, Kennieson, MacCoinnich (Gaelic), MacWhinnie, MacWhinny, MacWhinney and many more.

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McKenzies Early History


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McKenzies Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKenzies research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1715, and 1771 are included under the topic Early McKenzies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKenzies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKenzies Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKenzies Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKenzies In Ireland


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McKenzies In Ireland



Some of the McKenzies family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McKenzie, his wife Isobel and their four children, who settled in Philadelphia in 1775; John and Mary McKenzie, who settled with two children in New York in 1738.

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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: Sic itur as astra
Motto Translation: Such is the way to immortality


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