The ancestors of the Margy family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the personal name Aodh,
which is often Anglicized as Hugh.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Aoidh,
which means son of Aodh.
Early Origins of the Margy family
The surname Margy was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.
Early History of the Margy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Margy research.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1304 are included under the topic Early Margy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Margy Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Margy include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Mackie, Mackey, MacHugh and others.
Early Notables of the Margy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Margy family to Ireland
Some of the Margy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 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 Margy family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Margy or a variant listed above: Daniel MacKee settled in Boston in 1651; Neil MacKee settled in Boston in 1652; John Mackey settled in Boston in 1651; Sander Mackey settled in Boston in 1651.
Contemporary Notables of the name Margy (post 1700)
- Margy Kinmonth, British CableACE Award nominated film and television director, known for To the Western World (1981), Naked Hollywood (1991) and Hermitage Revealed (2014)
- Margy Osmond, Australian businesswoman, current Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)
- Margy Johns (1931-2003), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
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