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The surname McNaught was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNaught research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1400, 1606, and 1634 are included under the topic Early McNaught History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early McNaught Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the McNaught family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McNaught Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
McNaught Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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: Omnia fortunae committo
Motto Translation: I commit all things to fortune.
The McNaught Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNaught 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.
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