Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons
were the first to use the name Maggie. It is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh,
and the word mac,
meaning son of.
Early Origins of the Maggie family
The surname Maggie was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Maggie first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Maggie family
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Maggie Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Maggie has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.
Early Notables of the Maggie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maggie family to Ireland
Some of the Maggie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 287 words (20 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 Maggie family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Maggie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Maggie, who arrived in America in 1685 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Maggie (post 1700)
- Maggie Tagney, British actress, known for Girls' Night (1998), Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001) and Heartbeat (1992)
- Maggie Shaddick (b. 1928), Canadian Assistant Provincial Commissioner for International Relationships of the Quebec Council of Scouts Canada, awarded the 338th Bronze Wolf in 2012
- Maggie Macdonald (1952-2016), née Michie, a Scottish Gaelic singer and primary school teacher
- Maggie Belle Hodges, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Maggie Hanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Maggie Riley (d. 2015), English actress, best known for her roles as Maureen in Hazell and Mrs. McMahon in children's television series Grange Hill
- Maggie Greenwald (b. 1955), American multiple award winning director and writer, known for Songcatcher (2000), The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) and Get a Clue (2002)
- Maggie Mae Thornton Renfro (1895-2010), American supercentenarian who at 114 was the third oldest person in the United States at the time of her death
- Maggie Grace (b. 1983), born Margaret Grace Denig, an American a Young Artist Award nominated actress
- Maggie Doyne (b. 1987), American philanthropist, best known for her work in the Kopila Valley of Nepal