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In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Ghee. It is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh, meaning Hugh, and the word mac, meaning son of.

Ghee Early Origins



The surname Ghee was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Ghee first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ghee Spelling Variations


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Ghee Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Ghee has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.

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Ghee Early History


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Ghee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghee research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Ghee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ghee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ghee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ghee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ghee In Ireland


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Ghee In Ireland



Some of the Ghee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Ghee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate Ghee, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Drumlish, Ireland, in 1903
  • Bridget Ghee, aged 18, who landed in America from Drimlisk, Longford, in 1906
  • Sophia Ghee, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Seacombe, England, in 1914
  • Sophia Ghee, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1915
  • Daniel Ghee, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Wishaw, Scotland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ghee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ghee, aged 33, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ghee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ghee (post 1700)



  • Patrick Ghee (b. 1984), American NFL football safety for the Washington Redskins
  • Brandon Ghee (b. 1987), American NFL football cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Milton Pomeroy Ghee Jr. (1891-1975), American All-American football quarterback
  • Larry Ghee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • James Ghee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • Gareth Ghee, Irish hurler from County Longford

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The Ghee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ghee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 09:40.

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