× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


As a surname, MacWeynish is derived from the Scandinavian personal name Magnus. The name was born by King of Norway Magnus the Good, who died in 1047. It made its way to Britain through the Danish invasions of Northeastern Britain.

Early Origins of the MacWeynish family


The surname MacWeynish 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. Later the name was found in Cortance, Aberdeen in the 17th century.

Close

Early History of the MacWeynish family

Expand

Early History of the MacWeynish family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacWeynish research.
Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1047, 1510, 1600 and 1420 are included under the topic Early MacWeynish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

MacWeynish Spelling Variations

Expand

MacWeynish Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Manus, MacVanish, Magnusson, Magnuson, Magnos, Magnes, Magnusson, Magnuss, MacVinish, McWeynish, MacVinis and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the MacWeynish family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the MacWeynish family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early MacWeynish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the MacWeynish family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the MacWeynish family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Magnus, who was recorded in 1782 as being a British deserter in the American Revolution. Alexander Magnus, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806.

Close

MacWeynish Family Crest Products

Expand

MacWeynish Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also


Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest