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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely. The original Gaelic form of the name MacNee is Mac Neidhe, which is derived from the word niadh, which means champion.

MacNee Early Origins



The surname MacNee was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dn) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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MacNee Spelling Variations


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MacNee Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a person's name was often recorded under several spelling variations during a single lifetime because it was essentially up to the individual scribe's discretion as to how to record an individual's name. Research into the name MacNee revealed many variations, including MacNee, MacNea, MacNay, MacKnee, MacNeigh, MacNia, Nee, Knee and many more.

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MacNee Early History


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MacNee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacNee research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1037 is included under the topic Early MacNee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacNee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacNee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacNee 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:

MacNee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J W MacNee, who landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacNee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacNee (post 1700)



  • Dorothea Mabel Macnee BEM (1896-1984), ne Henry, British socialite during the inter war years, mother of Patrick Macnee
  • Daniel Macnee (1877-1952), British race horse trainer, grandson of Sir Daniel Macnee, father of Patrick Macnee
  • Patrick Macnee (1922-2015), British-born actor, best known for his starring role as the secret agent John Steed in the "Avengers"
  • Sir Daniel Macnee FRSE RSA (1806-1882), Scottish portrait painter, President of the Royal Scottish Academy (1876), great-grandfather of the actor Patrick Macnee

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. 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).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The MacNee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacNee 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 28 September 2017 at 08:53.

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