McKinley Family Crest
The Scottish surname McKinley is an anglicized form of Gaelic name Mac Fionnlaigh. The name McKinley is of  patronymic  origin meaning son of or descendent of Fionnlaoch. The personal name Fionnlaoch is composed of the elements Fionn meaning “fair or blonde” and laoch meaning “warrior or hero.” The original home of the McKinley family in Scotland is on the western coast and the Hebrides islands. A notable bearer of the name McKinley is William McKinley the 25th President of the United States who’s ancestors migrated from Scotland in the 1740’s to Pennsylvania.

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