Micken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the Scottish west coast, the Micken 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 Micken family

The surname Micken 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.

Early History of the Micken family

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

Micken Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Micken has appeared as MacMichael, MacGilliemichael and others.

Early Notables of the Micken family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Micken family to Ireland

Some of the Micken 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.

Canada Micken migration to Canada +

These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Micken were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Micken Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Micken U.E., (Mickean) who settled in Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Judge for the Court of Common Pleas, he died in 1818 [1]

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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