The Margy family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Margy is derived from the personal name Aodh,
which is often Anglicized as Hugh.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Aoidh,
which means son of Aodh.
Early Origins of the Margy family
The surname Margy was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.
Early History of the Margy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Margy research.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1304 are included under the topic Early Margy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Margy Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Margy has been written as Mackie, Mackey, MacHugh and others.
Early Notables of the Margy family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Margy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Margy family to Ireland
Some of the Margy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Margy family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Margy or a variant listed above include: Daniel MacKee settled in Boston in 1651; Neil MacKee settled in Boston in 1652; John Mackey settled in Boston in 1651; Sander Mackey settled in Boston in 1651.
Contemporary Notables of the name Margy (post 1700)
- Margy Kinmonth, British CableACE Award nominated film and television director, known for To the Western World (1981), Naked Hollywood (1991) and Hermitage Revealed (2014)
- Margy Osmond, Australian businesswoman, current Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)
- Margy Johns (1931-2003), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Margy 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 Translation: By labour.
Margy Family Crest Products
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html