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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McWillie family. Their name is derived from the personal name William. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Uilleim, which means son of William.

McWillie Early Origins



The surname McWillie was first found in on the Isle of Harris, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

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McWillie Spelling Variations


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McWillie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McWillie has appeared in various documents spelled MacWilliam, MacQuilliam, MacKilliam, MacWilliams, MacKullie, MacCullie, MacWillie and many more.

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McWillie Early History


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McWillie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWillie research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1215, and 1613 are included under the topic Early McWillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWillie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McWillie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McWillie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWillie In Ireland


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McWillie In Ireland



Some of the McWillie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 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 descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McWillie or a variant listed above include: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name McWillie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McWillie (post 1700)



  • Adam McWillie (1821-1861), American military captain in the Mexican-American War
  • William McWillie (1795-1869), American twenty-second governor of Mississippi
  • William McWillie (1795-1869), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1836-40; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1849-51; Defeated, 1850; Governor of Mississippi, 1857-59

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The McWillie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McWillie 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 14 January 2016 at 09:15.

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