Generally this old Ayrshire
and Glasgow name is thought to be derived from MacCrae, although there was also a place named Cree in Scotland.
Early Origins of the MacRee family
The surname MacRee was first found in Western Scotland
, from Ayrshire
, to Inverness, where they could be found in records such as the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the MacRee family
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MacRee Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacCrae, MacCraith, MacCrath, MacCraw, MacCray, MacCrea, MacCree, MacCreight, MacCrie, MacReagh, MacRae, MacRay, MacRie and many more.
Early Notables of the MacRee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacRee family to Ireland
Some of the MacRee family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacRee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Cree, who was in Virginia in 1701 according to records from the Virginia Land Office, Joseph Cree of Elizabeth, NJ, who died September 16; 1798 (as noted in ".