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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


As a native Irish name, McGee is derived from the Gaelic "Mag Aodha," or "son of Hugh," while others of the name in Ireland, are ultimately of Scottish origin.

McGee Early Origins



The surname McGee was first found in along the border of counties Donegal and Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they are thought to be descended from the Colla Uais. The McGee surname has also been long associated with County Antrim, because of the peninsula at Lough Larne, known as the Island Magee which was part of their early Ulster territories. Before the Norman invasion in the 12th century, a Magee was chief of a Sept in county Westmeath. Today, the name is most common in Ulster; however, most of these bearers are of Scottish descent.

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McGee Spelling Variations


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McGee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magee, Macgee, Mcgee, McGahee, McGhee and others.

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McGee Early History


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McGee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGee research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1755, 1766, 1821, 1825, 1830, 1831, 1846, 1868, 1880, and 1891 are included under the topic Early McGee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McGee settled in Baltimore in 1804
  • Andrew McGee who settled in Baltimore in 1804
  • Andrew McGee, aged 21, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Charles McGee, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Henry McGee, who landed in America in 1808
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William McGee, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary McGee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas McGee, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Rachel McGee, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Margaret McGee, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Molly McGee, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Eliza McGee, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert McGee, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Ann McGee, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Sarah McGee, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Bridget McGee, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • John McGee, aged 38, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C McGee landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1839
  • R McGee landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alexander McGee, aged 34, a shoemaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Catherine McGee, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Charles McGee, aged 15, a shoemaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGee (post 1700)



  • Jacob Daniel McGee (b. 1986), nicknamed "Uncle Jake Mcgee," American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Buford Lamar McGee (b. 1960), American former NFL football running back
  • Jerry McGee (b. 1943), American professional PGA golfer
  • William Max McGee (1932-2007), American professional NFL football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1954 to 1967
  • Carolyn McGee, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1996
  • Carlton D. McGee, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Normandy, Missouri, 2009
  • C. A. A. McGee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908, 1912
  • Bill McGee, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 19th District; Elected 1979
  • Arling C. McGee, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elkins, West Virginia, 1936-61
  • Charles M. McGee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1956
  • ... (Another 65 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McGee Historic Events


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McGee Historic Events




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McGee Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The McGee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 August 2016 at 14:01.

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