McCathie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name McCathie is an age-old Dalriadan-Scottish nickname for a dark-featured, peaceful person. The Gaelic name of the Clan is Mac Dubhshithe, which translates as "black one of peace." One branch of the Clan on the island of North Uist was known as Dubh-sidh, meaning 'black fairy,' due to their whimsical association with the faerie folk.

Early Origins of the McCathie family

The surname McCathie was first found in on the Isle of Colonsay, where the eponymous ancestor of the Clan may be Dubhshith, also called Dubside, who was lector at the Cathedral on the sacred isle of Iona in 1164. As the name MacFee is one of the oldest of all Dalriadan surnames it appears in records as early as the reign of Alexander II, when Johannes Macdufthi was witness to a charter in Dumfriesshire. In 1296, Thomas Macdoffy swore an oath of allegiance to the king.

Important Dates for the McCathie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCathie research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1838 is included under the topic Early McCathie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCathie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacFie, McFey, MacFee, MacDuffie, MacPhee, MacGuffie, MacCuffie, MacPhie, Maffie, Maffey, MacDubh-shithe (Gaelic) and many more.

Early Notables of the McCathie family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early McCathie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McCathie family to Ireland

Some of the McCathie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 89 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 McCathie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James MacFee who settled in New Hampshire in 1718; John MacFee settled in Boston in 1766; George, John and William MacFee settled in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1840.

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