Mickell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the Scottish west coast, the Mickell family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the devotion of an ancestor to St. Michael. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Giolla Mhicheil, which means son of the servant of St. Michael.

Early Origins of the Mickell family

The surname Mickell was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Mickell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mickell research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1506, 1735, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Mickell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mickell Spelling Variations

In various documents Mickell has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.

Early Notables of the Mickell family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Mickell family to Ireland

Some of the Mickell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mickell migration to the United States

Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Mickell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Mickell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651 [1]
  • Archibald Mickell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
  • John Mickell, aged 55, who arrived in New York in 1696 [1]
Mickell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • S D Mickell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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