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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the MacCabe family. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-Aba, which means son of the Abbot.

MacCabe Early Origins



The surname MacCabe was first found in on the Isle of Arran, where they held a family seat from early times. The family name MacCabe first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacCabe Spelling Variations


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MacCabe Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. MacCabe has been recorded as MacCabe, McCabe, McAbe, MacAbe and others.

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MacCabe Early History


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MacCabe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCabe research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacCabe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCabe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCabe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacCabe In Ireland


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MacCabe In Ireland



Some of the MacCabe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name MacCabe, or a variant listed above:

MacCabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Betsy MacCabe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • James MacCabe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Patrick MacCabe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • John MacCabe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Pat MacCabe, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCabe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCabe (post 1700)



  • James F. Maccabe, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 9th District, 1896-97
  • Francis Peter MacCabe (1817-1897), Irish-born, Australian surveyor in the colony of New South Wales, eponym of MacCabe Park, Wollongong, Australia
  • Dominick MacCabe, Irish politician, Member of Seanad Éireann from 1938 to 1948
  • Edward MacCabe (1816-1885), (or McCabe) Irish Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin from 1879 to 1882
  • Christopher George Maccabe CB (b. 1946), former Political Director of the Northern Ireland Office
  • Brian Farmer MacCabe (1914-1992), English silver medalist at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Gladys Maccabe MBE (b. 1918), Northern Ireland artist
  • Colin MacCabe (b. 1949), British writer and film producer
  • Thomas MacCabe, Australian Clergyman

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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: Aut Vincere Aut Mori
Motto Translation: Either to conquer or die.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    11. ...

    The MacCabe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCabe 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 3 June 2016 at 07:41.

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