Mabee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mabee family

The surname Mabee was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Much farther to the south in Cornwall, England we found this interesting entry as to the parish of Mabe in Cornwall:

"This parish, which is neither large nor populous, is in the deanery and east division of the hundred of Kirrier. It is situated about two miles and a half nearly north-west from Penryn, and contains but little to recommend it to particular notice. On the origin of its name many doubts have been entertained. As a distinct parish its antiquity cannot be compared to that of many other parishes; since it was formerly appropriated to the rich college of Glaseney, at Penryn, and in conjunction with Milor, it forms at present only a consolidated vicarage. In some old records this parish bears the name of Lavabe or Lavapper, and at other times Lan-Mabe, which implies the church of Mabe.' [1]

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Early History of the Mabee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mabee research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Mabee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mabee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mabbe, Mabee, Mabey, Mabie, Mabes and others.

Early Notables of the Mabee family (pre 1700)

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United States Mabee migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mabee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Mabee, who landed in Arkansas in 1900 [2]

Canada Mabee migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mabee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jacob Mabee U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in St. Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a passenger on Union Transport, he died in St. Stephens in 1820 [3]
  • Mr. William Mabee U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a passenger on Union Transport, he became a Freeman in 1785 [3]
  • Mr. Frederick Mabee U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. Jasper Mabee U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1806, died in 1822 [3]
  • Mr. Jeremiah Mabee U.E., (b. 1739) born in New York, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in Kingston, Kent County, New Brunswick in 1824 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mabee (post 1700) +

  • Carleton Mabee (1914-2014), American Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winning writer (1944)
  • John C. Mabee (1921-2002), American Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder
  • Wallace F. Mabee, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1932-33; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1936 [4]
  • Ray Mabee, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 4th District, 1935-42 [4]
  • Cornelius Mabee, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1833 [4]
  • Ashton M. Mabee (1897-1972), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Eastport, Maine, 1952-67 [4]
  • Christopher Mabee (b. 1985), Canadian retired competitive figure skater, the 2007 Canadian national silver medalist


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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