The first family to use the name Heggie lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The name Heggie is derived from the Gaelic names Mac Adhamh
or Mac Edhamh,
which both mean son of Adam.
Early Origins of the Heggie family
The surname Heggie was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Heggie family
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Heggie Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Heggie has appeared Heggie, MacHeggie, MacCagy, MacKeggie, Higgie and others.
Early Notables of the Heggie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heggie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heggie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Heggie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
- Janet Heggie, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
Heggie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Heggie, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
- Ann Mary Heggie, aged 20, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
- Thomas Heggie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Heggie (post 1700)
- Jake Heggie (b. 1961), American composer and pianist
- William "Bill" Campbell Heggie (b. 1927), retired Scottish professional footballer
- Charles "Charlie" Winton Heggie (b. 1862), Scottish footballer
- Will Heggie, Scottish musician
- Robert Andrew Heggie (1915-2000), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician who represented Hanley from 1967 to 1971 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
- George Heggie (1870-1953), Irish-born, Canadian farmer and political figure in British Columbia
- O.P. Heggie (1877-1936), Australian film and theatre actor
The Heggie Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.