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McKerral Early Origins



The surname McKerral 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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McKerral Spelling Variations


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McKerral Spelling Variations



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

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McKerral Early History


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McKerral Early History



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

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McKerral Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKerral Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKerral 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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Contemporary Notables of the name McKerral (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKerral (post 1700)



  • J McKerral, Scottish political candidate for Ward 2: Kilkerran in the Argyll and Bute Council election, 1995
  • Shaun McKerral, Australian political candidate for he Electoral district of Sydenham in the Victorian state election in 2014

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The McKerral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKerral 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 25 August 2015 at 08:02.

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