Affeetey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Affeetey family were born. Their name comes from Veaty. Mac means son of. MacVitti, therefore, means son of Vitti. Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.
Early Origins of the Affeetey family
The surname Affeetey was first found in Ayrshire, and Galloway where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Affeetey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Affeetey research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1574, 1627, 1685 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Affeetey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Affeetey Spelling Variations
In various documents Affeetey has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Early Notables of the Affeetey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Affeetey family
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 Affeetey or a variant listed above include: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.
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