Early Origins of the Kewish family
The surname Kewish was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides
, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland
by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides
in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St. Columba and the Abbots of Iona
. Descended were the Kings of Scotland
from 1034 to 1286. The MacDonalds, Kings of the Isles were descended through Somerled to MacCuish or MacCooish.
Early History of the Kewish family
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Kewish Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Kewish has appeared as MacCuish, MacCooish, MacCuis, MacCoise, MacKewish, MacKewsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Kewish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kewish family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Kewish or a variant listed above include: John McCoosh settled in Pennsylvania in 1714.
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