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Where did the Irish McKeag family come from? What is the Irish McKeag family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKeag family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKeag family history?

The original Gaelic form of McKeag was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.

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Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McKeag family name. Variations found include MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.

First found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeag research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1772, and 1810 are included under the topic Early McKeag History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKeag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the McKeag family in North America:

McKeag Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Patrick McKeag, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Sandy McKeag, aged 5, arrived in New York in 1854
  • William McKeag, aged 2, landed in New York in 1854
  • Catherine McKeag, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Euphemia McKeag, who landed in New York in 1854


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  • William John McKeag, Canadian Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, also President, McKeag Harris Realty & Development Co. Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Summum nec metuam diem nec optem
Motto Translation: May I neither dread nor desire the last day.

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The McKeag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKeag 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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