Show ContentsMcMicking History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The McMicking 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."

Early Origins of the McMicking family

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

Early History of the McMicking family

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McMicking 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.

Early Notables of the McMicking family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McMicking family to Ireland

Some of the McMicking family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States McMicking migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McMicking Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John McMicking, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1774 [1]
  • Thomas McMicking, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1774 [1]

Canada McMicking migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McMicking Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas McMicking U.E. (b. 1750) born in Stranraer, Scotland who settled in Home District [Niagara-on-the-Lake], Ontario c. 1791 married to Isabella Gass having 13 children, he died in 1830 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McMicking (post 1700) +

  • Joseph R. McMicking (1908-1990), also known Joe McMicking or JRM, born Jose Rafael McMicking y Ynchausti, Filipino-American World War II member of MacArthur's Bataan Boys and later president of Ayala y Cia, co-founder of McMicking and Company, one of the first venture capital companies in California
  • Peter McMicking (1731-1823), United Empire Loyalist who immigrated to Upper Canada during the American Revolutionary War and settled in Stamford in 1780, father of Gilbert McMicking
  • Major Gilbert McMicking CMG (b. 1862), Liverpool-born, Scottish Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for Kirkcudbrightshire from 1906 to January 1910
  • Mercedes McMicking, Phillipine co-founder of the White Cross Orphanage in San Juan, Philippines in 1936
  • Gilbert McMicking (1783-1847), Canadian businessman and politician in Upper Canada, son of Peter McMicking
  • Thomas McMicking IV (1829-1866), Canadian leader of the famed "Overlanders of '62" which traversed the continent in 1862 from Queenston, Canada West in search of gold in the Cariboo region of British Columbia

The McMicking 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.

  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook