The western coast of Scotland
and the desolate Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Mcabe family. Their name is derived from the Gaelic form Mac-Aba,
which means son of the Abbot.
Early Origins of the Mcabe family
The surname Mcabe was first found in on the Isle of Arran
, where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Mcabe first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mcabe family
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Mcabe Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Mcabe has appeared in various documents spelled MacCabe, McCabe, McAbe, MacAbe and others.
Early Notables of the Mcabe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mcabe family to Ireland
Some of the Mcabe family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mcabe family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Mcabe or a variant listed above include: Andrew, Anne, Bernard, Bridget, Charles, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas MacCabe, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1860..
Contemporary Notables of the name Mcabe (post 1700)
- James Mcabe, British ice hockey player for the Newcastle TDC Northern Stars in 2010