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Many variations of the name McReynolds have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Raghnaill, which means son of Raghnal. Raghnal is a personal name equivalent to Randal or Reginald.
The surname McReynolds was first found in county Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Many spelling variations of the surname McReynolds can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include McRannell, McReynolds, Reynolds, Grannell, Magranill, MacGrannell, MacRaghnald, MacRanel, McRanel, MacRannal, MacRannel, MacRanell, MacRanall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McReynolds research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1657, 1717 and 1725 are included under the topic Early McReynolds History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McReynolds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McReynolds name:
McReynolds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McReynolds Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The McReynolds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McReynolds 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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