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The original Gaelic form of McNall was Mac an Fhailghigh, which is derived from the word failgheach, which means poor man.

McNall Early Origins



The surname McNall was first found in counties Armagh and Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McNall Spelling Variations


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McNall Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McNall were encountered in the archives: McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.

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McNall Early History


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McNall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNall research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1653, 1680 and 1697 are included under the topic Early McNall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNall Notables 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McNall family came to North America quite early:

McNall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McNall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • William McNall, who landed in Maryland in 1811
  • Ira McNall, who arrived in New York in 1827
  • John McNall, who arrived in New York in 1827

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNall (post 1700)



  • Bruce Patrick McNall (b. 1950), American former Thoroughbred racehorse owner, and a sports executive
  • Freeman McNall, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Thomas George McNall (1874-1953), Canadian merchant and politician in Saskatchewan, Mayor of Regina from 1945 to 1946

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McNall Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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    The McNall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNall 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 8 January 2016 at 11:45.

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