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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name MacKeachey comes from /the personal names Eachan and Eochaidh. The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Eachainn, meaning son of Eachan. However, The surnames MacGeachie, MacGeachy, and MacKeachie are derived from the Irish surname Mag Eachaidh, an Ulster variant of Mag Eochadha, which means son of Eochaidh.

MacKeachey Early Origins



The surname MacKeachey was first found in Knoydart, where they were a sept of the MacDonalds, descended from Hector (Gaelic Eachann,) second son of Roderick MacDonald, 3rd of Moydart and Clanranald.

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MacKeachey Early History


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MacKeachey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKeachey research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1694, 1711, 1715, and 1745 are included under the topic Early MacKeachey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKeachey Spelling Variations


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MacKeachey Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. MacKeachey has been spelled McEachan, McGeachan, McKechnie, McGeachie and many more.

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MacKeachey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKeachey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKeachey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKeachey In Ireland


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MacKeachey In Ireland



Some of the MacKeachey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacKeachey family emigrate to North America: Joseph MaKecky (McGeachie), who arrived in Virginia in 1756; Thomas McKeachie, on record in America in 1797; Thomas McKeachy, who was in Ontario in 1844.

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