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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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.

McCabe Early Origins



The surname McCabe was 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.

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McCabe Spelling Variations


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McCabe Spelling Variations



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.

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McCabe Early History


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McCabe Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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McCabe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCabe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCabe In Ireland


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McCabe In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Michael McCabe, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mary McCabe, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCabe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCabe (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Edward Raynsford Warner McCabe (1876-1960), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G2) US Army (1937-1940)
  • Edward A. McCabe (b. 1917), Irish-born American aide to President Dwight Eisenhower
  • Edward P. McCabe (1850-1923), American politician
  • Brian McCabe (b. 1951), Scottish poet
  • Stanley Joseph McCabe (1910-1968), Australian cricketer who played 39 Test matches for Australia
  • Patrick McCabe (b. 1955), Irish novelist
  • John McCabe (b. 1967), Canadian author
  • John McCabe (1920-2005), Shakespearean scholar
  • John McCabe (b. 1939), English composer and pianist
  • Herbert McCabe (1926-2001), Roman Catholic priest
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McCabe Historic Events


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McCabe Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James McCabe, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Richard McCabe, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Thomas McCabe, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Donald Wolsey McCabe (1921-1941), Australian Acting Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant (S) from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest Victor McCabe (1922-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Andrew Mccabe, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Richard Mccabe, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John Alexander Mccabe, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name McCabe


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Suggested Readings for the name McCabe



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

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. 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).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    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 25 August 2016 at 16:31.

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