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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McKissack is the personal name Isaac. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Isaac or Mac Iosaig, both of which mean son of Isaac.

McKissack Early Origins



The surname McKissack was first found in Inverness, 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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McKissack Spelling Variations


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McKissack Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McKissack has appeared as MacIsaac, MacIsaack and others.

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McKissack Early History


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McKissack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKissack research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early McKissack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKissack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKissack Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McKissack were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McKissack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Janet McKissack, aged 56, landed in New York in 1774
  • Thomas McKissack, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1775

McKissack Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Amy McKissack arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • William McKissack, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKissack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKissack (post 1700)



  • Perri Alette McKissack (b. 1966), aka Perri Nixon, American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter
  • Patricia McKissack (b. 1944), American children's author of books, board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
  • Jefferson Davis McKissack (1903-1980), Texas folk artist & creator of The Orange Show
  • Eliza Jane McKissack (1828-1900), née Aykroyd, American founding head of music at the University of North Texas College of Music

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The McKissack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKissack 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 30 January 2015 at 20:54.

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