MacEy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The MacEy surname is derived from the Gaelic MacAoidh; "Aoidh" is Gaelic for fire, as well as the name of a pagan god.
Early Origins of the MacEy family
The surname MacEy was first found in Sutherland (Gaelic: Cataibh), a former county in northern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Highland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the MacEy family
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MacEy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKay, MacCay, MacQuey, MacQuoid, MacKaw, MacKy, MacKye, MacCoy, McCoy and many more.
Early Notables of the MacEy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacEy family to Ireland
Some of the MacEy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacEy migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacEy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Macey, who landed in Virginia in 1638 
MacEy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- T R Macey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Jacob Macey, who landed in New York in 1897 
MacEy migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
MacEy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Macey, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name MacEy (post 1700)
- Jonathan R. Macey, American Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale Law School
- Reese L. Macey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1936 
- John R. Macey, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1968-81 (acting, 1968) 
- Jesse Macey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908 
- Harold Macey, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1948 
- Lance Macey, New Zealand gold medalist lawn bowls competitor at the 1938 British Empire Games
- Hubert "Hub" Macey (1921-2008), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward
- Adrian Macey (b. 1948), English-born, New Zealand diplomat
- Reg Macey (b. 1936), former Australian politician from Melbourne
- David Macey (1949-2011), English translator and intellectual historian
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html