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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McKinnon family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Findgaine. This is derived from the earlier forms Finghin and Finnguine. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhionghuin or Mac Fhionnghain.

McKinnon Early Origins



The surname McKinnon was first found in on the Isles of Mull and Skye, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McKinnon Spelling Variations


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McKinnon 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. McKinnon has been spelled MacKinnon, MacKinning, MacInnon, MacKinnen, MacFingon and many more.

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McKinnon Early History


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McKinnon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKinnon research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1745 is included under the topic Early McKinnon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinnon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKinnon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKinnon Notables 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McKinnons to arrive on North American shores:

McKinnon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Archibald McKinnon, aged 40, landed in Georgia in 1775

McKinnon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles McKinnon, aged 23, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Duncan McKinnon, who landed in New York in 1812
  • Hugh McKinnon, who landed in New York in 1812
  • John McKinnon, aged 44, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • Laughlan McKinnon, aged 50, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKinnon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. Gregor McKinnon U.E. (b. 1749) born in Isle of Skye, Scotland from North Carolina, USA who settled in York County, New Brunswick c. 1784, then relocated to Glenelg, Northumberland County, New Brunswick he served in the Royal North Carolina Volunteers, married twice having 8 children, he died in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McKinnon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Angus McKinnon, aged 12, arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Effie McKinnon, aged 6, arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Isabella McKinnon, aged 14, arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Mary McKinnon, aged 23, landed in Canada in 1812
  • John McKinnon, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

McKinnon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald McKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Mary McKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Geoffrey McKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Archibald McKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Catherine McKinnon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKinnon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McKinnon, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • John McKinnon, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Catherine McKinnon, aged 30, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Robert McKinnon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • Mary K. McKinnon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinnon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinnon (post 1700)



  • Ray McKinnon (b. 1957), American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer from Adel, Georgia
  • Dennis Lewis McKinnon (b. 1961), former professional American NFL football wide receiver
  • Kate McKinnon (b. 1984), born Kate McKinnon Berthold, American actress and comedian, best known for her sketch comedy work on Saturday Night Live
  • Alexander J. McKinnon (1856-1887), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Rob McKinnon (b. 1966), Scottish former football left back from Glasgow
  • Ray McKinnon (b. 1970), Scottish football player and manager from Dundee
  • Ronald "Ronnie" McKinnon (b. 1940), Scottish professional footballer for the Scottish national team
  • Angus McKinnon (1886-1968), Scottish footballer
  • John Douglas Ronald "Johnny" McKinnon (1902-1969), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman from Guysborough, Nova Scotia
  • John J. McKinnon (1847-1884), Canadian lawyer and politician in Nova Scotia
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McKinnon Historic Events


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McKinnon Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Maggie Louise  McKinnon, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Donald  McKinnon (1892-1917), Scottish Seaman aboard the SS Curaca from Barra, Scotland, United Kingdom who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Donald  McKinnon (1894-1917), Scottish Seaman aboard the SS Curaca from Barra, Scotland, United Kingdom who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Marguerite Louise  McKinnon (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Hector Eugene  McKinnon Jr. (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Steve McKinnon (1878-1914), Canadian Miner from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914
  • Mr. John B McKinnon (1864-1914), Canadian Miner from Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Jeanie Mckinnon, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada returning to Scotland, to help nurse wounded, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. 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).
  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The McKinnon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKinnon 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 4 December 2016 at 02:36.

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