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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McKinly family were born. Their name comes from the personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, McKinly is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.

McKinly Early Origins



The surname McKinly 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.

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McKinly Spelling Variations


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McKinly Spelling Variations



In various documents McKinly has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.

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McKinly Early History


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McKinly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKinly research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1511, 1675, and 1700 are included under the topic Early McKinly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKinly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKinly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinly In Ireland


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McKinly In Ireland



Some of the McKinly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McKinly or a variant listed above include:

McKinly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean McKinly, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1774
  • Michael McKinly, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1774

McKinly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McKinly, who landed in America in 1809
  • Barnaby McKinly, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John McKinly settled in Philadelphia in 1839
  • James McKinly, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinly (post 1700)



  • John McKinly (1721-1796), American politician, Member of Delaware colonial Assembly, 1771-76; Member of Delaware State House of Representatives, 1776-77; President of Delaware, 1777
  • John McKinly (1721-1796), President of Delaware

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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: Amo
Motto Translation: I love.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    11. ...

    The McKinly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKinly 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 8 December 2015 at 11:22.

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