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Where did the Scottish Ghee family come from? What is the Scottish Ghee family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ghee family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ghee family history?In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Ghee. It is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh, meaning Hugh, and the word mac, meaning son of.
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Ghee has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.
First found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Ghee first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghee research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Ghee History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ghee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ghee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 287 words(20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:
Ghee Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Ghee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ghee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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