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The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac an Bheatha," and a bearer of Mac Beatha is mentioned in the Annals as taking part in the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

MacVeagh Early Origins



The surname MacVeagh was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times. Today the name is numerous in north-east Ulster but back in the 17th century it was mainly recorded in Antrim, Armagh and Donegal as McVagh, McVaugh and McEvagh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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MacVeagh Spelling Variations


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MacVeagh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McVeigh, McVeagh, McVey, McVeigh, Mcvagh, MacVaugh, McEvagh and many more.

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MacVeagh Early History


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MacVeagh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacVeagh research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1541 and 1798 are included under the topic Early MacVeagh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacVeagh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacVeagh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacVeagh 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:

MacVeagh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edmund MacVeagh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1702

MacVeagh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick MacVeagh, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacVeagh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacVeagh (post 1700)



  • Charles MacVeagh (1860-1931), American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (1925-1928)
  • Isaac Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917), American lawyer, politician, diplomat, 36th Attorney General of the United States (1881)
  • Franklin MacVeagh (1837-1934), American banker, 45th United States Secretary of the Treasury (1909-1903)
  • Lincoln MacVeagh (1890-1972), American diplomat, Ambassador to Greece

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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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through adversity.


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MacVeagh Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The MacVeagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacVeagh 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 15 November 2016 at 17:59.

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