Join
Log in  | New? Register
Planning a trip to Wales?

6,125 MAGILL members around the world

Stay informed about MAGILL Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to MAGILL Family online & offline events

My MAGILL family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

MAGILL Family History

This notable surname, long-established in Scotland and in Ireland, is an Anglicized form of the Old Scots Gaelic "Mac an Ghoill", son of the Lowlander or Stranger, or the Old Irish equivalent "Mac an Ghaill", son of the Foreigner. The ultimate origin of "goill" and "gaill" (above) is the Celtic "gall", applied in the Highlands of Scotland to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians, and in Ireland, to settlers from England and Wales who arrived in the wake of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1170. The surname first appears on record in Scotland in the early 13th Century (see below)...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous MAGILL (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the MAGILL tribe

  • Find your MAGILL ancestor
  • Tell us about your MAGILL Family
  • Tell us about your MAGILL ancestors
  • Ask a question about the MAGILL history
  • Leave a message for MAGILL family members
Victoria

Hi, I’m a descendent of Magill in Australia, my forebear, John Magill (Later changed to McGill) was convict transported to Sydney in 1808, from Carrickfergus, county Antrim, Ireland. - where he was born. It seems he may have been a ‘White Boy’, impoverished and stealing food back the British, when caught, and consequently, sent to Australia.

Reply
Magill

My great x 3 uncle Rev Adam Magill came from Dromara County Down Ireland, emigrated to US around 1760 and was a Presbyterian minister until he died on 1805 in Pensilvania.

Reply
Magill

Robert Magill, born 1758 in Clonmell, Ireland. Died circa 1824, buried in Dublin. Married Catherine Benner 1782-1845. He was a member of the 30th Regiment, South Mayo Militia. Participated in 1798 revolution, including the Battle of Castlebar. I do not know his parents, or the exact date of death.

Reply
Brigitte

Hi. I’m a Magill in Australia. My fathers parents came from Belfast to Victoria in the 1920s (I think). I’d like to learn morse about them. George and Vera Magill.

Reply

Invite more MAGILL family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MAGILL tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the MAGILL Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the MAGILL Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from