MacVittay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the MacVittay family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Veaty. Mac means son of. MacVitti, therefore, means son of Vitti. Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.

Early Origins of the MacVittay family

The surname MacVittay was first found in Ayrshire, and Galloway where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the MacVittay family

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MacVittay Spelling Variations

In various documents MacVittay has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.

Early Notables of the MacVittay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacVittay family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacVittay or a variant listed above: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.



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