It is currently Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:08 pm


Clan mcDonnell

  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Clan mcDonnell

PostWed Jul 09, 2014 12:32 pm

Last name: McDonnell
This name is one of the most ancient and numerous family names in Ireland having the prefix "m(a)c" i.e., "son of". This great clan is of Scottish and Irish origin, created from a Gaelic personal name, "Donhnall", composed of the Celtic elements "dubno" world, "val" might, rule. The most numerous are the descendants of a Scottish clan from Argyle. They came to Ireland in the 13th Century and established themselves as gallowglasses (mercenaries) in the North of Ireland. Among the many distinguished bearers of the name in literature are Sean Clarach MacDonnell (1691 - 1754) supreme poet of Munster, and John de Courcy Mac Donnell (1859 - 1915), notable in Celtic studies. However, they are also a distinct Irish sept; by 1500 there were six McDonnell septs in Leinster. Another quite distinct sept of MacDonnells are those of Thomond, who were, before the Gaelic way of life was disrupted by invasion, bards to the O' Briens. Alexander McDonnell married Katherine White on December 19th 1683 at Londonderry, Templemore. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Sorley Boy MacDonnell, 1505 - 1590, which was dated circa 1550, in the "Irish Manuscript Commission", during the reign of King Edward 1st, known as "The Boy King", 1547 - 1553. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/surname/mcdonn ... z36yCZ6dgE
image.jpg
image.jpg (13.11 KiB) Viewed 7562 times
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol
Offline
User avatar

Maura

Site Admin

  • Posts: 2646
  • Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostFri Jul 11, 2014 3:34 pm

My McDonnell line Ballymena Co. Antrim
"The Irish - Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They're a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth"
Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostSun Jul 13, 2014 9:35 pm

If you have any info on them you cud maybe post it in here as well as. Family Trees maura?
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol
Offline
User avatar

Maura

Site Admin

  • Posts: 2646
  • Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostFri Jul 18, 2014 12:38 pm

Powerful links maura ..im afraid to go into one .i cant get out again lol
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol
Offline
User avatar

Maura

Site Admin

  • Posts: 2646
  • Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostFri Jul 18, 2014 2:00 pm

I doubt I'll ever be able to link my line of McDonnell's to the Earl of Antrim, as I can't get further than 1840
"The Irish - Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They're a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth"
Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostFri Jul 18, 2014 4:51 pm

Thats a shame as such is the state of Irelands records dating back any further :(
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol
Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostSat Jul 19, 2014 2:49 am

http://www.archive.org/stream/anhistori ... 6/mode/2up

An historical account of the McDonnells of Antrim free Ebook
Including Notices of some other Septs, Irish and Scottish.
By George Hill (Belfast, 1873) - OL
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol
Offline
User avatar

Tricia

Site Admin

  • Posts: 4170
  • Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Re: Clan mcDonnell

PostSat Jul 19, 2014 2:51 am

http://www.archive.org/stream/notesonru ... 3/mode/2up

History and surnames associated with McDonnells and Dunluce castle... Free Ebook
My ipad controls my spellings not me so apologies from it in advance :) lol

Return to Clan McDonnell

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron