MCMILLEN FAMILY CREST
MCMILLEN CLAN CREST
The Scottish surname McMillen, also found in Ireland, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Maoláin, a diminutive of maol meaning “bald, or tonsured.” The MacMillan clan descended from Airbertach, a Hebridean prince of the old royal house of Moray who according to one account was the great-grandson of King Macbeth. The first significant settlements of McMillens outside Scotland were probably in Northern Ireland in the 17th and 18th centuries as part of the Protestant “plantation”. Ulster McMillens were among the Scots-Irish who settled the east coast of America later that century - in the Carolinas especially - along with their cousins from Galloway, Knapdale and Kintyre.