McKim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The surname McKim comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from the personal name Simon, or from Sim, which is a diminutive form of that name. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Shim, meaning son of Sim. or Mac Shimidh, meaning son of Simon.
Early Origins of the McKim family
The surname McKim was first found in the Isle of Bute, in western Scotland where they held lands anciently granted by the King of Scotland.
Early History of the McKim family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKim research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1506, 1529, 1539, 1542, 1550, 1586, 1609, and 1641 are included under the topic Early McKim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McKim Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: M'Shimis, M'Shimmie, M'Kimmie, M'Kim, M'Kym, M'Kymme, M'Shiomoun, M'Kin and many more.
Early Notables of the McKim family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name McKim is the 6,904th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the McKim family to Ireland
Some of the McKim family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| McKim migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John McKim, aged 46, who landed in Maryland in 1813 
- William McKim, aged 28, who landed in Virginia in 1813 
- Robert McKim, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 
- Samuel McKim, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 
| McKim migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKim Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Sgt. James McKim U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
- Mr. James McKim U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 
McKim Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Thomas McKim, aged 18, who arrived in Canada in 1811
|Contemporary Notables of the name McKim (post 1700) ||+|
- Robert M. McKim (1946-2018), American politician from Laramie, Wyoming, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (2009-2017)
- Robert McKim (1886-1927), American actor of the silent era who appeared in 99 films
- Josephine Eveline McKim (1910-1992), American gold and bronze medalist swimmer
- James Miller McKim (1810-1874), American Presbyterian minister and an abolitionist
- Isaac McKim (1775-1838), American politician, U.S. Representative from Maryland, nephew of Alexander McKim
- Brian McKim, American professional standup comedian
- Alexander McKim (1748-1832), American politician, U.S. Representative from Maryland
- Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), American Architect born in Chester County, Pennsylvania who designed Madison Square Garden and the Pennsylvania Railroad Station
- Ken McKim, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1994 
- George W. McKim, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960 
- ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
|Historic Events for the McKim family ||+|
- Mr. William McKim (b. 1923), Scottish Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking 
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: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready.
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