Ghee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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. 
Early Origins of the Ghee family
The surname Ghee was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area.
The first on record was Gilmighel Mac Ethe of Dumfries who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. "In the following year, as Gille Michel MacGethe, he was thanked by Edward I for putting down evildoers and for other services. Neel McEthe, Gillecryst McEthe, Hoen McEthe, Cuthbert his brother, and all of the lineage of Clenafren, made submission to Edward I in 1298. Michael Macgethe was juror on an inquisition in Annandale, 1304." 
Early History of the Ghee family
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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.
Early Notables of the Ghee family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Gilbert M'Ghie, 1st Lord of Balmage (d. 1426); Gilbert M'Gy, 2nd Lord of Balmage (1426-1471);
William M'Gye of Balmage and...
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Migration of the Ghee family to Ireland
Some of the Ghee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ghee migration to the United States +
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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Wishaw, Scotland, in 1920
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Ghee migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
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"
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 Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 
- James Ghee, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 
- Gareth Ghee, Irish hurler from County Longford
- Melony Ghee Griffith, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 25, 2001; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000 
Related Stories +
- ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html