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The name MacCaw is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It is derived from "Adam," a given name which is itself derived from the Latin name "Adamus," meaning "earth."

MacCaw Early Origins



The surname MacCaw was first found in Annandale where they held a family seat at Kynemund.

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MacCaw Spelling Variations


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MacCaw Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Adam, Adams, MacAdam, MacAdams, MacCaw and others.

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MacCaw Early History


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MacCaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCaw research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1329, 1460, 1728, 1792, and 1891 are included under the topic Early MacCaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacCaw In Ireland


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MacCaw In Ireland



Some of the MacCaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 271 words (19 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Adam who wrote an Adam Genealogy which is now part of the American Library of Congress; John Adam landed in America in 1685; John Adam settled in Barbados in 1680.

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MacCaw Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The MacCaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCaw 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 5 May 2005 at 11:28.

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