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The McKune family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McKune is derived from the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.

McKune Early Origins



The surname McKune was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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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McKune Spelling Variations


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McKune Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McKune include MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.

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McKune Early History


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McKune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKune research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early McKune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKune Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKune Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKune In Ireland


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McKune In Ireland



Some of the McKune family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 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 hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McKune arrived in North America very early:

McKune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J H C McKune, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

McKune Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McKune, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Elizabeth McKune, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • William McKune, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • George Henry McKune, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Sarah A. McKune, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The McKune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKune 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 25 November 2013 at 16:03.

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