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Tartan McDonnell

Cuartelado, primero de oro, un león rampante de gules; segundo de oro, una mano derecha que sale del lado izquierdo del escudo, desde una nube, teniendo una cruz, de azur; tercero, de plata, un barco de sable; cuarto, azur y sinople en dos bandas, un delfin nadando de su color; y cimera un brazo derecho cortado en el hombro, vestido de oro, con puño de plata, sosteniendo una cruz de azur

McDonnell

Los MacDONNELL tienen tres orígenes. Los más numerosos son los descendientes de un clan escocés de Argyle, cuyo caudillo era conocido como el Señor de las Islas. Vinieron a Irlanda en el Siglo XIII como un cuerpo militar y se establecieron como mercenarios de los más poderosos jefes del norte, y gradualmente fueron adquiriendo territorios como retribución de sus servicios y por vía de matrimnios que contraían, de manera que para mediados del Siglo XV estaban ya firmemente establecidos en Antrim. Hay, sin embargo, Mac DONNELLs en el Ulster que tienen origen irlandés, y son de Co.Fermanagh, pero prácticamente están extinguidos. Otro clan distinto es el de los Mac DONNELL de Thomond, que antes de su dispersión por los invasores ingleses, eran los poetas hereditarios de los O'Brien. Sus descendientes están todavía en Co.Clare. Vienen de Domhnall, hijo del rey Murtagh Mor O'Brien, y su nombre en irlandés es MacDomhnaill, que en el Siglo XVII fue anglicizado bajo la forma de MacDaniel, y ahora Mac DONNELL. O'Hart dice que los Mac DONNELL de Co.Antrim descienden de Colla Uais, hijo de Eochaidh Dubhlen, nº 84 en el pedigree de los O'Hart.

En las listas de pasajeros llegados al puerto de Buenos Aires hasta 1880 figuran 5 DONNELLs y 20 Mac DONNELLs, entre los años 1835 y 1867.

McDonnells are to be found widely distributed at the present day all over Ireland and, without including the cognate surname McDonald in the count, the McDonnells in Ireland number nearly ten thousand persons. These have three distinct origins. The most numerous are descendants of a Scottish clan from Argyle whose chief was known as Lord of the Isles. They came to Ireland in the thirteenth century as a military body and having established themselves as gallowglasses to the most powerful chiefs in the north of Ireland, they gradually acquired territory of their own both as grants for military service and by marriage, and by the middle of the fifteenth century were firmly established in the Glens of Antrim, having largely displaced the MacQuillans. Randal MacSorley MacDonnell, the head of this family, was created Earl of Antrim in 1620. The christian name Randal is of frequent occurrence on their pedigree. Curtis says that the Burkes brought the McDonnells to Mayo in 1399; by 1500 there were six McDonnell septs in Leinster. Some MacDonnells of Ulster are, however, a distinct Gaelic Irish sept, belonging to Co. Fermanagh, but these would appear to be almost extinct now. Another quite distinct sept of MacDonnells are those of Thomond, who were, before the Gaelic way of life was disrupted by English invasion, bards to the O'Briens. MacDonnells are still found there in Co. Clare. These descend from Domhall (anglice Donal). In the seventeenth century the anglicized form MacDaniell was more usual than MacDonnell. Mr. O Raifeartaigh reminds me that the Antrim surname MacDonnell is a pitfall for the unwary. Up to our own time the local Irish pronunciation of the name was in accordance with the spelling 'Ac Dhomhniall, with the aspirated D silent, and so was sometimes anglicized McConnell and even O'Connell. Hence a MacConnell, from, say, Ballymena, is quite likely to be a descendant of the lords of the Isles rather than of a less famous sept. There have been many distinguished bearers of the name. In was the most famous were Sorley Boy MacDonnell (1505-1590), a lifelong foe of the English and often successful in his engagement with them, Alastar "Colkitto" MacDonnell, intrepid foe of the Cromwellians killed in action in 1647, and Francis MacDonnell (1656-1702), of the Wild Geese in Austria; in politics Eneas MacDonnell (1783-1858), of the Catholic Association and Sir Anthony (later Lord) MacDonnell (1844-1915), the devolutionist; in literature Enas (q.v. supra), Sean Clarach MacDonnell (1691-1754), who was acknowledged by his contemporaries as the supreme poet of Munster, and John de Courcy MacDonnell (1859-1915), notable in Celtic Studies. Alexander MacDonnell (1798-1835), was world chess champion in 1833.

Origen: Irlandés, Escocés. The age-old Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McDonnell family. Their name comes from the personal name Donald. the surname is derived from the Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, which means son of Donald; it is a form of the surname MacDonald. First found in Inverness, where they were seated from early times.

Variantes: MacDonnell, MacDonnel, McDonnell, MacDonell y otros.

Motto Translated: By water and land.

Motto: As its war cry, Creagan an Fhithich, which means "the raven's rock".
Badge: A raven perched on a rock.
Septs of the Clan: Alexander, Sanderson. Clan MacDonnell of Keppoch: MacGillivantic, MacGilp, Macglasrich, MacKillop, MacPhilip, Philipson, Ronald, Ronaldson.
Names associated with the clan: MacAlistair, MacAllister, Alexander, Alexandair, Sandy, Sandison, Sandeson, MacDonell, MacDonald, MacDonnell of Keppoch: MacMeachie, MacMichie, MacPhilip, MacPhillipps, Phillipps, Phillipson, MacDonell, MacGilliveide, MacGillivantic, MacChrynnell, MacCrynnell, MacCrunnell, MacRyndle, MacRandall, MacRonald, MacReynolds, Ranaldson, MacDonald.

Edward MacDonnell & Julia Mahon ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
James McDonnell & Elizabeth O'Connor ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
James MacDonnell & Frances Matilda Platt ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
James McDonnell & Anne Nally ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
John MacDonnell & Kate Duffy ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
John MacDonnell & Mary Gilligan ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
John MacDonnell & Brigid Magan ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Julius MacDonnell & Anne Dunacan ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Martin McDonnell & Mary Caffey ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Martin MacDonnell ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Michael MacDonnell & Margaret Murphy ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Michael McDonnell y Lynch & Mary Anne Healy y Cooney ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Michael McDonnell & Anne Green ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
N MacDonnell ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Patrick MacDonnell & María Farrell y Walsh ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Patrick MacDonnell ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Simon MacDonnell & Margaret N ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
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William MacDonnell & Margaret ___ ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
William MacDonnell & Maria Carmody ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )