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McKerel Early Origins



The surname McKerel was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland.

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McKerel Spelling Variations


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McKerel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mackerell, MacKerrel, MacKerrell, Mackirrell and many more.

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McKerel Early History


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McKerel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKerel research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1388, 1576, 1595 and 1630 are included under the topic Early McKerel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKerel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKerel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKerel 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Mackeral settled in Philadelphia in 1851; Alexander Mackerall settled in Philadelphia in 1856; Robert Mackerel settled in Philadelphia in 1856.

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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: Dulcis pro patria labor
Motto Translation: Labour for one’s country is sweet.


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McKerel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The McKerel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKerel 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 10 January 2013 at 16:23.

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