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The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McKeachie family. Their name comes from /the personal names Eachan and Eochaidh. The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Eachainn, meaning son of Eachan. However, The surnames MacGeachie, MacGeachy, and MacKeachie are derived from the Irish surname Mag Eachaidh, an Ulster variant of Mag Eochadha, which means son of Eochaidh.

McKeachie Early Origins



The surname McKeachie was first found in Knoydart, where they were a sept of the MacDonalds, descended from Hector (Gaelic Eachann,) second son of Roderick MacDonald, 3rd of Moydart and Clanranald.

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McKeachie Early History


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McKeachie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeachie research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1694, 1711, 1715, and 1745 are included under the topic Early McKeachie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKeachie Spelling Variations


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McKeachie Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McKeachie has been written as McEachan, McGeachan, McKechnie, McGeachie and many more.

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McKeachie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKeachie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKeachie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKeachie In Ireland


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McKeachie In Ireland



Some of the McKeachie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McKeachie or a variant listed above:

McKeachie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas McKeachie, on record in America in 1797
  • Thomas McKeachie, who landed in America in 1797 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeachie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeachie (post 1700)



  • Wilbert McKeachie, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan

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