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Where did the Irish McVeigh family come from? What is the Irish McVeigh family crest and coat of arms? When did the McVeigh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McVeigh family history?The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac an Bheatha," and a bearer of Mac Beatha is mentioned in the Annals as taking part in the battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Spelling variations of this family name include: McVeigh, McVeagh, McVey, McVeigh, Mcvagh, MacVaugh, McEvagh and many more.
First found in Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVeigh research. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1541 and 1798 are included under the topic Early McVeigh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McVeigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McVeigh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- John, Michael, and Thomas McVeigh arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
- Hugh McVeigh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
- Patrick McVeigh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
- Sergeant John J McVeigh (1921-1944), American who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
- Brian J. McVeigh (b. 1959), American anthropologist
- Paul McVeigh (b. 1977), Northern Irish professional footballer
- Daniel Thomas "Tom" McVeigh (b. 1930), former Australian politician
- John McVeigh (b. 1957), former Scottish football midfielder and manager
- Dan McVeigh, Canadian singer and songwriter
- Andrea McVeigh, New Zealand sports commentator and former netball player
- Annita McVeigh, British newsreader on the BBC's 24 hour channel BBC News
- Charles Henry "Charles Rabbit" McVeigh (1898-1984), Canadian NHL ice hockey player who played 392 games
- Jarrad McVeigh (b. 1985), Australian rules footballer
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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through adversity.
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The McVeigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVeigh 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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