The story of the Fyvey family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Fyvey family lived in the barony of Fyvie in the county of Aberdeen. The surname Fyvey belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Fyvey family
The surname Fyvey was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very early times, some say long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. Fyvie is a village on the River Ytham, and the castle is one of the great tower houses of north eastern Scotland.
Early History of the Fyvey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fyvey research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1266, 1340, 1475, 1547 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Fyvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fyvey Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Fyvey has appeared Fivie, Fyvie, Fyvey, Fivey, Five, Fyve, Fify and many more.
Early Notables of the Fyvey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fyvey family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Fyvey name: David Fivey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.