Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the MacVanish family
The surname MacVanish was first found in Shetland
where they held a family seat
in their territories in the Orkneys. The Viking influence of northern Scotland
developed as a stepping stone to Iceland from Scandinavia. Many Viking expeditions were started from the Orkneys and the northern tip. Rollo, first Duke of Normandy
, started his conquest of that part of France as an expeditionary from here. Hugo Magnus was found at 1114. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later the name was found in Cortance, Aberdeen in the 17th century.
Early History of the MacVanish family
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MacVanish Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Magnus, Manus, MacVanish, Magnusson, Magnuson, Magnos, Magnes, Magnusson, Magnuss, MacVinish, McWeynish and many more.
Early Notables of the MacVanish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacVanish family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..