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The ancestors of the McQuilkynd family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname McQuilkynd is based on the Norman personal name Wilkins, which in turn is derived from the name William. William, which is derived from the words will, meaning resolution and helm, meaning armed.

Early Origins of the McQuilkynd family


The surname McQuilkynd was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times. They were descended from Robert de Wintona, of Glamorgan, one of twelve knights who came into Glamorgan with Robert Fitzhamon, a Norman noble, in 1066. Fitzhamon was Sheriff of Kent and founder of Tewkesbury.

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Early History of the McQuilkynd family

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Early History of the McQuilkynd family


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McQuilkynd Spelling Variations

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McQuilkynd Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name McQuilkynd were recorded, including Wilkinson, Wilkisson, Wilkiesson and others.

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Early Notables of the McQuilkynd family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McQuilkynd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McQuilkynd family to Ireland

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Migration of the McQuilkynd family to Ireland


Some of the McQuilkynd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McQuilkynd family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McQuilkynd family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name McQuilkynd arrived in North America very early: William Wilkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1606, 14 years before the "Mayflower"; Lawrence Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1645; Daniell Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1679.

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The McQuilkynd Motto

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The McQuilkynd 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: Non mihi sed tibi gloria
Motto Translation: Glory to thee, not to me.


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