Early Origins of the McNut family
The surname McNut 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. The name is "a variant of Macnaught (of Kilquhanite, Galloway)" 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)
Early History of the McNut family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNut research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1448, 1473, 1519, 1400, 1606, 1634, 1612, 1617, 1634, 1646 and 1718 are included under the topic Early McNut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McNut Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.
Early Notables of the McNut family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John McKnawcht, Burgess of Edinburgh in 1612. He may be the same person as John M'Nacht, merchant burgess in the parish of Kirkpatrick- Durham
in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNut Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McNut family to Ireland
Some of the McNut family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 279 words (20 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 McNut family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McNut Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James McNut U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 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
The McNut 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: Omnia fortunae committo
Motto Translation: I commit all things to fortune.