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Multiple Origins for the Surname McAtee



The original Gaelic form of McAtee was O Maoltuile or Mac Maoltuile. While tuile means flood, this element of the name, in this case probably represents toile, the genitive form of toil which means will. Thus the name probably means the will of God.

McAtee Early Origins



The surname McAtee was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McAtee Spelling Variations


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McAtee Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McAtee that are preserved in archival documents are MacAtilla, MacTully, Tully, Multilly, MacTorley and many more.

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McAtee Early History


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McAtee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAtee research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1691 is included under the topic Early McAtee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAtee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAtee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McAtee 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the McAtee name: Phillip MacTorley who settled in Philadelphia in 1828; Charles, David, Edward, James, John, Patrick, Thomas and William Tully all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAtee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAtee (post 1700)



  • John Linus McAtee (1897-1963), American Hall of Fame jockey with 930 career wins
  • Allison McAtee, American actress
  • Samuel W. McAtee, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Davis County, 1844
  • L. J. McAtee, American politician, Mayor of Pendleton, Oregon, 1929
  • Rhodri McAtee, Welsh rugby union player
  • Norm Joseph McAtee (1921-2010), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played with the Boston Bruins
  • Jerome F. "Jud" McAtee (b. 1920), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player who played with the Detroit Red Wings
  • Michael James "Bub" McAtee (1845-1876), Major League Baseball player

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McAtee Historic Events


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McAtee Historic Events




Flight 191

  • G Mcatee, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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McAtee Family Crest Products


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McAtee Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The McAtee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAtee 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 19 February 2017 at 08:12.

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