McCamy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Scottish name McCamy is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Shimidh, a patronymic from a Gaelic equivalent to the name Simon.
Early Origins of the McCamy family
The surname McCamy was first found in Tweedale in Peebles-shire. They are said to descend from a Norman family from Anjou, in the Seigneurie of La Frezeliere, where their name was Frezell, they were one of the many Norman families invited north by King David of Scotland, and were granted lands at Keith in East Lothian in 1160. The first chief to settle was named Simon Frazer, and his lands were called Keith Simon. Their stronghold was Oliver Castle on the Tweed.
Important Dates for the McCamy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCamy research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1542, 1550, 1586, 1590, 1609, 1662, 1641, 1658, 1708 and are included under the topic Early McCamy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCamy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKimmie, Mackhimmie, MacShimmie, MacCammie, MacKymmie, MacKymmey, MacImmey, MacImmie, McKimmie, McShimmie, McCammie, McKynnie, McKymmey, McImmey and many more.
Early Notables of the McCamy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCamy family to Ireland
Some of the McCamy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCamy family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Mackimmie, who settled in Georgia in 1736.