Early Origins of the MacVadog family
The surname MacVadog was first found in Wexford
(Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings
as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
as a branch of the McMorough clann and descended from Moroch na nGaodhail, son of Donoch the King of Leinster
about 1160. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found in 'McVadog's country' in Wexford.
Early History of the MacVadog family
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MacVadog Spelling Variations
of this family name include: McVadock, McVaddock, McVadog, McVadogg, Wadeck and others.
Early Notables of the MacVadog family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacVadog family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World, particularly from Ireland
. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, New York, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands..