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 McKin family
Bute, in western Scotland where they held lands anciently granted by the King of Scotland.
Early History of the McKin family
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McKin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McKin 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 McKin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKin family to Ireland
Some of the McKin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McKin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The McKin 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.
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