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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McKinsey family were born. Their name 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.

McKinsey Early Origins



The surname McKinsey was first found in the Isle of Bute, in western Scotland where they held lands anciently granted by the King of Scotland.

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McKinsey Spelling Variations


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McKinsey 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. McKinsey has been spelled M'Shimis, M'Shimmie, M'Kimmie, M'Kim, M'Kym, M'Kymme, M'Shiomoun, M'Kin and many more.

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McKinsey Early History


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McKinsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKinsey research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1506, 1529, 1539, 1542, 1550, 1586, 1609, and 1641 are included under the topic Early McKinsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKinsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKinsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinsey In Ireland


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McKinsey In Ireland



Some of the McKinsey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 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



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 McKinseys to arrive on North American shores:

McKinsey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William McKinsey, who landed in America in 1783

McKinsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McKinsey, who arrived in Connecticut in 1812
  • John McKinsey, aged 19, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • George McKinsey, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Daniel McKinsey, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Donald McKinsey, who arrived in Iowa in 1876

McKinsey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McKinsey, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Christina McKinsey, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Helen McKinsey, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinsey (post 1700)



  • James Oscar McKinsey (1889-1937), American founder of McKinsey & Company, an American global management consulting firm in 1926
  • John Charles Chenoweth "J.C.C." McKinsey (1908-1953), American mathematician known for his work on mathematical logic and game theory, Guggenheim Fellowship Award winner
  • Scott McKinsey (b. 1959), American seven-time Daytime Emmy Award winning television director for soap opera General Hospital, son of actress Beverlee McKinsey
  • Beverlee McKinsey (1935-2008), born Beverlee Magruder, an American actress, best known for her roles on Another World from 1972 to 1980 and Guiding Light

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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: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    The McKinsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKinsey 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 7 August 2014 at 17:57.

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