× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The surname MacEntee comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac an tSaoi, pronounced "Mac un tee." The Irish word "saoi" denotes a scholar, or, a 'cultured' person.

MacEntee Early Origins



The surname MacEntee was first found in the ancient territory of Oriel, which is now comprised of Counties Monaghan and Louth.

Close

MacEntee Spelling Variations


Expand

MacEntee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacEntee, McEntee, MacEtye, MacYntie, MacAtee and others.

Close

MacEntee Early History


Expand

MacEntee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacEntee research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1828 and 1891 are included under the topic Early MacEntee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

MacEntee Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

MacEntee Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacEntee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Macentee, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States in 1893

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name MacEntee (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name MacEntee (post 1700)



  • Sean MacEntee (1899-1984), Irish politician and poet, and his daughter Maire Mac an tSaoi, a barrister and poet

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Deo patria amicis
Motto Translation: A friend to God and my country.


Close

MacEntee Family Crest Products


Expand

MacEntee Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. 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).
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    11. ...

    The MacEntee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacEntee 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 6 June 2015 at 10:59.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest