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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the MacBeth family. Their name is derived from the names of Macbeth and Bethune, or Beaton. The Macbeth and Bethune families, who were hereditary physicians to the Chiefs of Macdonald, practiced medicine on the Isles during the Middle Ages and their names merged in English into the one surname of Beaton. The Macbeths were concentrated in Islay and Mull, whereas the Beatons were concentrated in Skye.

MacBeth Early Origins



The surname MacBeth was first found in the Isle of Islay, where legend has it that the progenitor of this Clan is none other than Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac FindlŠich) (1005-1057), the High Steward of Moray. As his mother was a daughter of King Kenneth III, and he married Grudoch, a daughter of the son of King Kenneth III, he had as much of a claim to the Scottish throne as King Duncan I. MacBeth, therefore, challenged Duncan and defeated him in battle in 1040, assuming the throne.

Known in English simply as Macbeth, he was last Celtic king of Scotland, ruling from 1040 to 1057, when he died in battle against future king Malcolm of the Canmore dynasty.

He is best known through the Shakespearean drama bearing his name. Thespians rarely mention the play by the name and typically call it "the Scottish play" as they believe that by uttering the name brings one bad luck.


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MacBeth Spelling Variations


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MacBeth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McBeth, Beaton, Beeton, MacBeth, MacBeaton, McBee and many more.

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MacBeth Early History


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MacBeth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBeth research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1600, 1609, and 1763 are included under the topic Early MacBeth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBeth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacBeth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacBeth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacBeth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Macbeth, who landed in Mississippi in 1839
  • Kenneth W. Macbeth, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Henry Macbeth, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Ida Macbeth, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • George A. Macbeth, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacBeth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Macbeth, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Daniel MacBeth, aged 22, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
  • James Macbeth, who landed in America, in 1909
  • John Hill Macbeth, aged 26, who landed in America from Ballymena, Ireland, in 1909
  • Alice Macbeth, aged 8, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacBeth Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Macbeth, aged 45, who settled in London Ont, Canada, in 1910
  • Catherina Macbeth, aged 51, who emigrated to London, Ontario, in 1912
  • George MacBeth, aged 38, who settled in Kamloops, Canada, in 1914
  • James Malcolm MacBeth, aged 3, who emigrated to Kamloops, Canada, in 1914
  • Jessie Alice Macbeth, aged 36, who settled in Kamloops, Canada, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBeth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBeth (post 1700)



  • Charles Macbeth (1805-1881), American politician, 37th Mayor of Charleston (1857-1865)
  • Florence MacBeth (1891-1966), American operatic soprano
  • John Macbeth, American politician, Postmaster at Newark, Delaware, 1808-09
  • Hugh E. MacBeth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Evan D. Macbeth, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 2012
  • George Mann MacBeth (1932-1992), Scottish poet and novelist awarded a Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
  • Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910), Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist
  • Ryan MacBeth (b. 1991), Scottish football midfielder
  • John Palmer MacBeth (1921-1991), Canadian politician who represented York West, Ontario (1971-1975) and Humber (1975-1981)
  • Ann Macbeth (1875-1948), English embroideress and author of five books on embroidery, including Educational Needlecraft (1911), Needleweaving (1922), Embroidered Lace and Leatherwork (1924), and Countrywoman's Rug Book (1926)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Conjuncta virtuti fortuna
Motto Translation: Good fortune is allied to bravery


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MacBeth Clan Badge


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MacBeth Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name MacBeth
Baddie, Baddy, Badie, Bady, Baitie, Baittie, Batie, Battie, Batty, Battye, Baty, Batye, Beatey, Beatie, Beattey, Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Bedagh, Beday, Beddagh, Bedday, Beddune, Bedune, Bedy, Beetey, Beetie, Beety, Beldan, Beldand, Beldane, Beldant, Belden, Beldend, Beldent, Beldind, Beldint, Beldon, Beldyn, Beldynd, Beleton, Belleton, Belstan, Belstand, Belstane, Belstant, Belsten, Belstend, Belstent, Belstind and more.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The MacBeth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacBeth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 09:12.

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