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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Markey family. Their name comes 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.

Markey Early Origins



The surname Markey 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.

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Markey Spelling Variations


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Markey 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. Markey has been written as Mackie, Mackey, MacHugh and others.

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Markey Early History


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Markey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markey research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1304 are included under the topic Early Markey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Markey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Markey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Markey In Ireland


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Markey In Ireland



Some of the Markey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Markey or a variant listed above:

Markey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Darcy Markey, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Davey Markey, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Markey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marcus Markey, aged 45, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736

Markey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Markey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Markey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Markey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Theophilius Markey, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Patrick Markey, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • James Markey, aged 46, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"

Markey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alice Markey, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Markey Historic Events


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Markey Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harold E Markey (b. 1906), English Joiner 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Farnham, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert Walter James Markey (b. 1900), British Mechanician, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Patrick Markey, Irish Trimmer from Dundalk, Louth, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Labore
Motto Translation: By labour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Markey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Markey 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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