Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2015

Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish McCabe family come from? What is the Scottish McCabe family crest and coat of arms? When did the McCabe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McCabe family history?

The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McCabe family. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-Aba, which means son of the Abbot.

 More

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. McCabe has been written as MacCabe, McCabe, McAbe, MacAbe and others.

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


 More

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

 More

More information is included under the topic Early McCabe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the McCabe 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.

 More

Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McCabe or a variant listed above:

McCabe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Sarah McCabe, who arrived in America in 1764

McCabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Edward McCabe, aged 35, landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1805
  • Joseph McCabe, who landed in America in 1811
  • Linus McCabe, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Owen McCabe, aged 30, landed in New York in 1812
  • Hugh McCabe, aged 29, arrived in Maryland in 1813


McCabe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Elizabeth McCabe, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905

McCabe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • James McCabe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1783

McCabe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Richard McCabe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Francis McCabe, who landed in Canada in 1829
  • Eliza McCabe, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast
  • Michael McCabe, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin
  • Mary McCabe, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin


McCabe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Margaret McCabe arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838
  • Patrick McCabe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849
  • Patrick McCabe, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Ann McCabe, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Joseph Mccabe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851


McCabe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Charles Martin McCabe arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • Gratton McCabe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Ellen McCabe, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Mary A. McCabe, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Bridget McCabe, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874


 More

  • Edward P. McCabe (1850-1923), American politician
  • Edward A. McCabe (b. 1917), Irish-born American aide to President Dwight Eisenhower
  • Brigadier-General Edward Raynsford Warner McCabe (1876-1960), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G2) US Army (1937-1940)
  • Brian McCabe (b. 1951), Scottish poet
  • Steve McCabe (b. 1955), British Labour Party Member of Parliament
  • Bryan "Todd" McCabe (b. 1975), Canadian NHL player
  • Gerard McCabe (b. 1980), Northern Irish actor
  • Herbert McCabe (1926-2001), Roman Catholic priest
  • John McCabe (b. 1939), English composer and pianist
  • John McCabe (1920-2005), Shakespearean scholar

 More

 More

  • The Descendants of James McCabe and Ann Pettigrew by Allan Everett Marble.
  • McCabe-Wisel and Allied Families by Julia McCabe Hull.
 More

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.

 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
McCabe Armorial History With Coat of ArmsMcCabe Armorial History With Coat of Arms
McCabe Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageMcCabe Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
McCabe Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesMcCabe Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
McCabe Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainMcCabe Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
McCabe Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugMcCabe Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
McCabe Armorial History with FrameMcCabe Armorial History with Frame
McCabe Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsMcCabe Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. 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).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The McCabe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCabe 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 23 April 2015 at 17:58.

Sign Up


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more