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Mcguffie Surname History



Mcguffie is an ancient 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 Mcguffie family


The surname Mcguffie 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.

Early History of the Mcguffie family


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Mcguffie 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. Mcguffie has been written as MacFie, McFey, MacFee, MacDuffie, MacPhee, MacGuffie, MacCuffie, MacPhie, Maffie, Maffey, MacDubh-shithe (Gaelic) and many more.

Early Notables of the Mcguffie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mcguffie family to Ireland


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Migration of the Mcguffie family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mcguffie or a variant listed above:

Mcguffie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A McGuffie, aged 29, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [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)
  • Anthony McGuffie, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 [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)
  • John McGuffie, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [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)
  • James McGuffie, aged 19, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1893
  • Miss Sophie McGuffie, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mcguffie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Daugal McGuffie, aged 27, who arrived in America from Barbados, in 1901
  • Alex McGuffie, aged 23, who arrived in America from Lockwumoch, Scotland, in 1908
  • Walter McGuffie, aged 20, who arrived in America from Shettleston, Scotland, in 1911
  • Clara McGuffie, aged 16, who arrived in America from Gonaives, Haiti, in 1914
  • William McGuffie, aged 62, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mcguffie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McGuffie, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Mcguffie (post 1700)


  • Samuel Terrence McGuffie (b. 1989), American college football wide receiver
  • Louis McGuffie VC (1893-1918), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Ryan McGuffie (b. 1980), Scottish professional association footballer
  • Bill McGuffie (1927-1987), British Ivor Novello Award winning pianist, film composer and conductor who toured with Benny Goodman on his European tours

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Citations


  1. ^ 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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