McAffeetey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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On the Scottish west coast, the McAffeetey family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Veaty. Mac means son of. MacVitti, therefore, means son of Vitti. Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.
Early Origins of the McAffeetey family
The surname McAffeetey was first found in Ayrshire, and Galloway where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McAffeetey family
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McAffeetey Spelling Variations
In various documents McAffeetey has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Early Notables of the McAffeetey family
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Migration of the McAffeetey family
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.