The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Magie. It is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh,
and the word mac,
meaning son of.
Early Origins of the Magie family
The surname Magie 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 Magie 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 Magie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magie research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Magie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Magie Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Magie has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.
Early Notables of the Magie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Magie family to Ireland
Some of the Magie 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 Magie family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Andrew McGee who settled in Baltimore in 1804; Catherine MacGee, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Charles, Daniel, Francis, Henry, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Robert and William, McGee, who all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.