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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McKune Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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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