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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.

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MacEntee Spelling Variations


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MacEntee Spelling Variations



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

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MacEntee Early History


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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.

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MacEntee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacEntee (post 1700)


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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

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


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. 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).
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    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.

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