Mcattee Surname History

The Mcattee family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Mcattee is derived from the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.

Early Origins of the Mcattee family

The surname Mcattee was first found in on the Isle of Iona, 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Mcattee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mcattee research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1564 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Mcattee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mcattee Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Mcattee has been spelled MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

Early Notables of the Mcattee family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mcattee family to Ireland

Some of the Mcattee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 80 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 Mcattee family

Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mcattee were among those contributors: William MacAteer settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Edward MacAtee settled in Philadelphia in 1864; Mark MacAtter settled in New York in 1811; James MacAttur settled in New York in 1811.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mcattee (post 1700)

  • Kathy McAttee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008 [1]
  • Bruce G. McAttee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000, 2004 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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