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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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. 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.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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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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