Keage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Keage was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.

Early Origins of the Keage family

The surname Keage was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Keage family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keage research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1493, 1589, 1772 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Keage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keage Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Keage revealed many variations, including MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.

Early Notables of the Keage family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Keage migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Keage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Keage, a mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832


The Keage 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: Summum nec metuam diem nec optem
Motto Translation: May I neither dread nor desire the last day.


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