Patronymic name "Mac Daibheid," which means son of David.
Early Origins of the MacDade family
Inishowen peninsula, in County Donegal, where a sept of this name claim David O'Doherty (d. 1208,) a chief of Cenel Eoghain, as their ancestor.
Early History of the MacDade family
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MacDade Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations of the surname MacDade can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacDaid, MacDavid, McDavid, Dade, MacDade, Devitt, MacDevitt, MacDavitt and many more.
Early Notables of the MacDade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacDade family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacDade Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name MacDade (post 1700)
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