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The surname is one of the native Irish surnames that come from the Irish Gaelic language. The original Gaelic form of the name McCaughey is "Mac Eachaidh," from the personal name Eachaidh, which is Anglicized as Aghy. It is cognate with Eochaigh, which is Anglicized as the once-common Christian name Oghy.

McCaughey Early Origins



The surname McCaughey was first found in the county of Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McCaughey Spelling Variations


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McCaughey Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McCaughey were encountered in the archives: Caughey, McCaughey, McGaughey, Coffee, Coffey, Coffy, O'Coffey, O'Coffy, Mulcahy, McGahey and many more.

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McCaughey Early History


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McCaughey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaughey research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCaughey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaughey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaughey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCaughey 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name McCaughey:

McCaughey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McCaughey, who arrived in South Carolina in 1830
  • James McCaughey, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1893
  • Abraham McCaughey, aged 21, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1899

McCaughey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McCaughey, aged 21, who settled in America from Antrim, Ireland, in 1904
  • Kate McCaughey, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Aughnacloy, Ireland, in 1907
  • James McCaughey, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Castlefield, Ireland, in 1909
  • John McCaughey, aged 4, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • John G McCaughey, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCaughey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James S. McCaughey, aged 35, who emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, in 1920
  • George McCaughey, aged 46, who emigrated to North Bay, Canada, in 1924

McCaughey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel H McCaughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • Henry McCaughey, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Margaret McCaughey, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • John McCaughey, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaughey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaughey (post 1700)



  • Martha McCaughey PhD (b. 1966), American academic and author
  • Scott McCaughey, American singer
  • Betsy McCaughey (b. 1948), American politician, Republican Lieutenant Governor of New York (1995 to 1998)
  • Sir Samuel McCaughey (1835-1919), Irish-born, Australian pastoralist, politician and philanthropist
  • Gerald T. McCaughey (b. 1956), Canadian President and CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • John Davis McCaughey AC (1914-2005), Australian scholar, administrator and politician, Governor of Victoria (1986 to 1992)

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McCaughey Historic Events


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McCaughey Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Daniel McCaughey (b. 1919), Irish Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Kilpatrick, County Antrim, Ireland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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: Non providentia sed victoria
Motto Translation: No victory without foresight


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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The McCaughey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaughey 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.

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