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Origin of the Name MacCall

The ancient history of the name MacCall was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name McCall
include MacCaull and MacKall. When 'Mac', meaning 'son', occurs in Scottish surnames it signifies a Gaelic origin. This name in Gaelic is MacCathail, meaning 'son of Cathal'. This name is of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are the MacCalls of Guffokland who were an old Nithsdale family who appear in records in Cumbray in 1583.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
In Ireland the name McCall is often an anglicized form of the Gaelic MacCathmhaoil Sept of Counties Tyrone and Armagh. The name itself translates from Gaelic as 'battle chief'.
The MacCall coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all MacCall descendants.
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