McAvinue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname McAvinue comes from the original Irish Mac Dhuibhne.
Early Origins of the McAvinue family
The surname McAvinue was first found in County Cavan. The name appears in the Annals of Loch Ce when Mathew MacGivney (Mac Dhuibhne,) Bishop of Kilmore from 1286 to 1307, was listed as having died in 1314. The Four Masters also mention him as well as two other ecclesiastics, John MacDhuibhne, arch-deacon of Drumlahan in 1343, and Farsithe MacDhuibhne (d.1464,) Bishop of Kilmore.
Important Dates for the McAvinue family
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McAvinue Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacGivney, McGivney, MacEvinney, MacAvinue, MacGivena, Magivney, Mac Avynny and many more.
Early Notables of the McAvinue family (pre 1700)
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McAvinue migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
McAvinue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Patrick McAvinue, aged 22, a ploughman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883