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As a surname, Maggart 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.

Maggart Early Origins



The surname Maggart 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.

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Maggart Spelling Variations


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Maggart Spelling Variations



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

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Maggart Early History


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Maggart Early History



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

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Maggart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maggart Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Maggart 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maggart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maggart (post 1700)



  • Debra Young Maggart (b. 1960), American politician, Member of the Tennessee State Representatives (2004-2012)
  • Garett Maggart (b. 1969), American actor, son of Brandon Maggart
  • Brandon Maggart (b. 1933), born Roscoe Maggart Jr., an American actor, painter and author
  • Amber McAfee"Maude" Maggart (b. 1975), American cabaret singer and recording artist

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