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The history of the MacKy family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name MacKy comes from the personal name Aodh, a cognate of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Aoidh and in Inverness, the Gaelic form of the name MacKy is Mac Ai.

MacKy Early Origins



The surname MacKy was first found in Sutherland (Gaelic: Cataibh), a former county in northern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Highland, where early records show that Gilcrest M'Ay, forefather of the MacKay family of Ugadale, made a payment to the constable of Tarbert in 1326. It is claimed that the Clan is descended from the royal house of MacEth.

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MacKy Spelling Variations


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MacKy Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. MacKy has appeared MacKay, MacCay, MacQuey, MacQuoid, MacKaw, MacKy, MacKye, MacCoy, McCoy and many more.

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MacKy Early History


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MacKy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKy research. Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1411, 1429, 1329, 1506, 1575, 1873, 1940, 1640, 1692, 1689, 1726 and 1692 are included under the topic Early MacKy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Hugh Mackay ( c. 1640-1692), Scottish general, Major-General Commanding in Chief in Scotland in 1689, killed at the Battle of Steinkeerke; and...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKy In Ireland


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MacKy In Ireland



Some of the MacKy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 253 words (18 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name MacKy:

MacKy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Macky, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

MacKy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leo Macky, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1893

MacKy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs August Macky, aged 53, who settled in America, in 1906
  • August Macky, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Albert Macky, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • David Macky, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • John Macky, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacKy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Macky arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKy (post 1700)



  • Katherine Faith "Willow" Macky (b. 1921), New Zealand's songwriter, who received the Queen's Service Medal for Community Service in 2006
  • Neil Lloyd Macky (1891-1981), New Zealand lawyer and military leader
  • Graham Macky (1954-1987), New Zealand long-distance runner who competed at the 1987 World Championships
  • Frank Macky (b. 1891), former Australian rules footballer

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MacKy Historic Events


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MacKy Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Joseph Macky, New Zealander 2nd Class passenger from New Zealand, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Mary Macky, New Zealander 2nd Class passenger from New Zealand, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Manu forti
Motto Translation: With a strong hand.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    11. ...

    The MacKy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKy 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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