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Multiple Origins for the Surname Magee



As a native Irish name, Magee is derived from the Gaelic "Mag Aodha," or "son of Hugh," while others of the name in Ireland, are ultimately of Scottish origin.

Magee Early Origins



The surname Magee was first found in along the border of counties Donegal and Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they are thought to be descended from the Colla Uais. The Magee surname has also been long associated with County Antrim, because of the peninsula at Lough Larne, known as the Island Magee which was part of their early Ulster territories. Before the Norman invasion in the 12th century, a Magee was chief of a Sept in county Westmeath. Today, the name is most common in Ulster; however, most of these bearers are of Scottish descent.

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Magee Spelling Variations


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Magee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magee, Macgee, Mcgee, McGahee, McGhee and others.

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Magee Early History


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Magee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magee research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1755, 1766, 1821, 1825, 1830, 1831, 1846, 1868, 1880, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Magee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magee 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:

Magee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Magee, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edmond Magee, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Magee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Danl Magee, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Margtt Magee, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Daniel Magee, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eleanor Magee, who arrived in Boston in 1763
  • James Magee, who was also in Boston in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Magee, who landed in America in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bgt Magee, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bridget Magee, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Magee, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hugh Magee, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Magee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Magee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Henry Magee, his wife, and his son John, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1783
  • Mr. Henry Magee U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Magee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Magee, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Michael Magee, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Peter Magee, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Mary Magee, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Patrick Magee, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Magee, aged 29, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • Elizabeth Magee, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • Anne Magee, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Christian Magee, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • William Magee, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Magee, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • John Magee, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Edward Magee, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Maggie Magee, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Edward Magee, aged 10 weeks, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magee (post 1700)



  • William Anderson Magee (1873-1938), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh (1909–1914) and (1922-1926)
  • Benjamin Rush "Rusty" Magee (1955-2003), American comedian, actor and composer/lyricist for theatre, television, film and commercials
  • John Wesley Magee (1923-1991), American NFL football guard for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • John W. Magee (b. 1859), American second class fireman serving in the United States Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery for his actions aboard the sinking U.S.S. Tallapoosa
  • Captain Christopher Lyman Magee (1917-1995), United States Marine Corps fighter ace aviator with the famous "Black Sheep" squadron, VMF-214, recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Major-General James Carre Magee (1883-1975), American Surgeon-General of the Army (1939-1943)
  • Sylvester Magee (1841-1971), American who is thought to have been the last living slave in America
  • Kevin Magee (1959-2003), American basketball player
  • David Magee (b. 1962), American Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated screenwriter for Finding Neverland
  • Alan Eugene Magee (1919-2003), American airman who survived a 22,000-foot fall from his damaged B-17 Flying Fortress, recipient of the Air Medal and Purple Heart
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Magee


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Suggested Readings for the name Magee



  • Hill Family Cousins of Early Central Texas by Yates Michael Hill.
  • In Search of Kilth and Kin: the History of a Southern Black Family by Barnetta McGhee White.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

The Magee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magee 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.

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