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The roots of the name McNichol come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas. McNichol is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname McNichol arose out of the religious naming tradition. In Christian countries, the name Nicholas was popular, owing to the legends surrounding the 4th century Lycian bishop of that name. In Catholic countries in particular, this religious figure was revered. This accounts for its popularity as a surname in Scotland. The name Nicholas came from the Greek, Nikolaos, which means conqueror of the people. In Scotland, the earliest bearers of the surname McNichol lived on the Isle of Skye, which is located on the western coast.

McNichol Early Origins



The surname McNichol was first found in on the Isle of Skye, where the first on record was Ottar Snaekollson who was the Chief of the MacNichols and attended the Council of Chiefs, held by MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, at Finlaggan on the Island of Islay about 1240. One of the first records of the name in Scotland was Maucolum fiz Nicol, who rendered homage to King Edward I of England in 1296 and the Nicholsons of Skye have Englished their name from Macnicol. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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McNichol Spelling Variations


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McNichol Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, McNichol has been spelled MacNichol, MacNicol, MacNicoll, Nicolson, Nicholson, MacNicholas, MacNickle, MacNickel, MacNickell, MacNiccol, MacNychole and many more.

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McNichol Early History


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McNichol Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNichol research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1500, 1607, 1645, 1718, 1694, 1718, 1655, 1727, 1655, 1728, 1694, 1698, 1698, 1705, 1713, 1720 and 1725 are included under the topic Early McNichol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNichol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNichol Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was James Nicolson (d. 1607), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland & Bishop of Dunkeld; Thomas Joseph Nicolson (1645-1718), a Roman Catholic bishop, Vicar Apostolic of Scotland (1694-1718); William Nicolson (1655-1727)...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNichol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNichol In Ireland


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McNichol In Ireland



Some of the McNichol family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the McNichol family relocated to North American shores quite early:

McNichol Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert McNichol, who landed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774

McNichol Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard, Charles, Daniel, David, Edward, and Patrick McNichol, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • William Cameron McNichol, who arrived in Mississippi in 1880
  • Annie McNichol, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Mrs. H. McNichol, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Chas. McNichol, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McNichol Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank McNichol, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Annie McNichol, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Bushmills, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bernard McNichol, aged 22, who landed in America from Garvagh, Ireland, in 1908
  • James McNichol, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Brockaghbay, Ireland, in 1909
  • Minnie McNichol, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McNichol Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John McNichol U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

McNichol Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Howard McNichol, aged 19, who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1923

McNichol Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald McNichol, aged 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • Anne McNichol, aged 33, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • James McNichol, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • Mary McNichol, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • Mary McNichol, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNichol (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNichol (post 1700)



  • Brendon McNichol (b. 1966), American lap-steel/guitar player
  • Christina Ann "Kristy" McNichol (b. 1962), American two-time Golden Globe nominated, two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning "teen" actor
  • John "Johnny" McNichol (b. 1925), Scottish former footballer
  • Duncan McNichol (b. 1876), Scottish footballer
  • Douglas "Doug" McNichol (b. 1930), Canadian former CFL football player

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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: Generositate
Motto Translation: By Generosity.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm

Other References

  1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The McNichol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNichol 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 6 November 2016 at 18:57.

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