from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuilliam research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1215, and 1613 are included under the topic Early McQuilliam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Historical recordings of the name McQuilliam include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. MacWilliam, MacQuilliam, MacKilliam, MacWilliams, MacKullie, MacCullie, MacWillie and many more.
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name McQuilliam, or a variant listed above: Archibald McWilliam settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1773; Alexander, Charles, Daniel, Edward, Felix, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Richard, Thomas and William McWilliam all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..