The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland
spawned the name McMickle. It is derived from the devotion of an ancestor to St. Michael.
The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Giolla
Mhicheil, which means son of the servant of St. Michael.
Early Origins of the McMickle family
The surname McMickle was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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.
Early History of the McMickle family
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McMickle Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. McMickle has appeared as MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.
Early Notables of the McMickle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McMickle family to Ireland
Some of the McMickle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McMickle family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McMickle were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
McMickle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John McMickle, aged 19, who landed in America from Galston, in 1905