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The McMicken surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Miadhachàin, a patronymic name meaning son of Miadhachàin, the root word of which is "miadhach," meaning "honourable."

McMicken Early Origins



The surname McMicken was first found in Galloway, and in Ayrshire.

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McMicken Spelling Variations


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McMicken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Macmeekin, Mackmeeken, Macmeekin, Macmeikin, Mackmeiken, Macmeikin, Mackmeckan, Machmichan, Macmickan, Mackicken, Macmicking, Macmikan, Macmicken, Macmikin, Macmychen, Macmeecham, Mcmeekin, Mckmeeken, Mcmeekin, Mcmeikin, Mcmeikin, Mcmeckan, Mcmichan, Mcmickan, Mckicken, Mcmicking, Mcmikan, Mcmicken, Mcmikin, Mcmychen, Mcmeecham and many more.

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McMicken Early History


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McMicken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMicken research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1300, 1426, 1513, 1540, 1671, 1684, 1700, and 1839 are included under the topic Early McMicken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMicken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMicken Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMicken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMicken In Ireland


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McMicken In Ireland



Some of the McMicken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McMicken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elenora McMicken, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1774
  • James McMicken, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1775
  • Janet McMicken, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1775
  • William McMicken, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1775
  • Alexander McMicken, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMicken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMicken (post 1700)



  • Charles McMicken (1782-1858), American businessman and benefactor to the University of Cincinnati, eponym of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gilbert McMicken (1813-1891), British-born immigrant to Canada in 1832; Canadian businessman and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Cartier (1879-1883)
  • Alexander McMicken (1837-1916), Canadian politician, 6th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1883, eponym of McMicken Street in Winnipeg

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McMicken Historic Events


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McMicken Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur McMicken, aged 23, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11
  • Mr. Benjamin Tucker McMicken (d. 1912), aged 21, English Second Pantry Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Res non verba
Motto Translation: Deeds, not words.


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McMicken Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The McMicken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMicken 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 24 March 2016 at 20:00.

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