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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McAbe family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-Aba, which means son of the Abbot.

McAbe Early Origins



The surname McAbe was first found in on the Isle of Arran, where they held a family seat from early times. The family name McAbe first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McAbe Spelling Variations


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McAbe Spelling Variations



In various documents McAbe has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacCabe, McCabe, McAbe, MacAbe and others.

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McAbe Early History


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McAbe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAbe research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAbe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAbe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McAbe In Ireland


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McAbe In Ireland



Some of the McAbe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McAbe or a variant listed above: Andrew, Anne, Bernard, Bridget, Charles, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas MacCabe, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1860..

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAbe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAbe (post 1700)



  • James Mcabe, British ice hockey player for the Newcastle TDC Northern Stars in 2010

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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: Aut Vincere Aut Mori
Motto Translation: Either to conquer or die.


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McAbe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The McAbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAbe 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 8 September 2015 at 07:53.

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