Show ContentsMcKimm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McKimm 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 McKimm family

The surname McKimm 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 McKimm family

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McKimm Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McKimm has been spelled M'Shimis, M'Shimmie, M'Kimmie, M'Kim, M'Kym, M'Kymme, M'Shiomoun, M'Kin and many more.

Early Notables of the McKimm family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McKimm family to Ireland

Some of the McKimm 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.

United States McKimm migration to the United States +

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McKimm family emigrate to North America:

McKimm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles W. McKimm, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Charles McKimm, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Mary McKimm, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name McKimm (post 1700) +

  • Lesley McKimm, Irish IFTA winning and IFTA nominated producer
  • Michael McKimm (b. 1983), Northern Ireland poet

The McKimm 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: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready. on Facebook