Fàilte is "Olde Gaelic" and means "welcome". It originated in Ireland and was used throughout Ireland and Scotland until the 11th century when it evolved into "Middle English". Historically, the last place this language was spoken was in the region of Carrick in Scotland circa 1085. These were the lands occupied by the McMicking family ancestors - Clan MacMiadhachain (the MacMahuns, the MacMichans and the MacMickins).
The McMicking family has a rich and vibrant history with significant records dating back as far as the 13th century in Ayrshire, Scotland. During the 1700's many Scots and Brits immigrated to the New World of America and later to the South Seas and Australia.
A great number of McMickings immigrated from Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries to destinations around the world, and this site is dedicated to those whose ancestors chose to settle in the American colonies, the colonies of Canada, the colonies in Australia, as well as other points including Argentina, Uruquay, Brazil, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan and other locations.
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Please feel free to explore this website at your leisure. If you are a McMicking family member, this site is dedicated to you.