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McKinley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McKinley family. The root of their name is the personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, McKinley is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.

Early Origins of the McKinley family


The surname McKinley was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the surname is still commonly found around Glenlyon and Balquhidder. The earliest known record of the name is from 1493, when Gillaspyk M'Kynlay witnessed legal proceedings involving Archibald, Earl of Argyll.

Early History of the McKinley family


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McKinley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McKinley has appeared in various documents spelled MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.

Early Notables of the McKinley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McKinley family to Ireland


Some of the McKinley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McKinley family to the New World and Oceana


Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McKinley or a variant listed above:

McKinley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David McKinley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William McKinley, who landed in Maryland in 1767 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael McKinley, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jean McKinley, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McKinley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McKinley, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary McKinley, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andrew McKinley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry McKinley, who arrived in Maryland in 1809 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John McKinley, aged 20, who landed in Maine in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKinley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrew McKinley, aged 55, who landed in America from Derry, in 1905
  • Alex McKinley, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Alex McKinley, aged 24, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Annie McKinley, aged 12, who landed in America from Addiewell, Scotland, in 1907
  • Annabella McKinley, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Burnbank, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKinley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry McKinley, aged 34, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Sophia McKinley, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Biddy McKinley, aged 3, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Edward McKinley, aged under 1, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833

McKinley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert McKinley, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm

McKinley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McKinley, aged 30, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Dinas McKinley, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878
  • Harriet McKinley, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name McKinley (post 1700)


  • William Thomas McKinley (b. 1938), American composer and jazz pianist, awarded a citation from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and eight National Endowment for the Arts grants
  • President William McKinley Jr. (1843-1901), American politician, 25th President of the United States (1897-1901), eponym of Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America
  • William McKinley (1810-1811), American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • General Craig Richard McKinley (b. 1952), USAF American 26th Chief, National Guard Bureau (2008 to 2012), the first officer from the National Guard to ever achieve the grade of a four-star general
  • Brigadier-General Edward Brigham McKinley (1895-1963), American Chief Fiscal Officer, Office of the Quartermaster-General (1939-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Edward McKinley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McKinley/Edward_Brigham/USA.html
  • David B McKinley (b. 1947), American politician, U.S. Representative for West Virginia (2011-)
  • John McKinley (1780-1852), American politician and jurist, U.S. Senator from Alabama (1837) and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1837-1852)
  • Robin McKinley (b. 1952), born Jennifer Carolyn Robin McKinley, American fantasy author, her 1984 novel The Hero and the Crown won the Newbery Medal
  • Kenny McKinley (1987-2010), American NFL football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos (2009-)
  • Donald J. McKinley, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the McKinley family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harold Joseph Mckinley, British Marine, who sailed on the HMS Prince of Wales prior to its sinking survived the sinking, was wounded in action 1941 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

The McKinley 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: Amo
Motto Translation: I love.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Edward McKinley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McKinley/Edward_Brigham/USA.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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