McCauley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Many variations of the name McCauley have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhlaoibh. The former name denotes a son of Auley, while the later denotes a son of Auliffe or a son of Humphrey. They claim descent through the Heremon line of Irish kings. [1]

Early Origins of the McCauley family

The surname McCauley was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where at one time the area which is now Ballyloughnoe was once called "McGawley's Country." There is another sept named Mac Amhlaoibh in Gaelic which were a branch of the MacGuires and mainly found in County Fermanagh. This branch gave their name to Clanawley. [2]

Important Dates for the McCauley family

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McCauley Spelling Variations

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McCauley family name. Variations found include MacAulay, MacAwley, MacAuley, MacAullay, MacAulley, MacAwlay, MacCaulay, MacCawley, MacGawley, Magawley, Cauley, Caulay, McCamley and many more.

Early Notables of the McCauley family (pre 1700)

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McCauley migration to the United States

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the McCauley family in North America:

McCauley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander McCauley, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [3]
McCauley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James McCauley, aged 46, who landed in Louisiana in 1812 [3]
  • John McCauley, who landed in Maryland in 1821 [3]
  • Joseph McCauley, aged 35, who arrived in America in 1822 [3]
  • Jane McCauley, aged 55, who arrived in America in 1822 [3]
  • Mary McCauley, aged 26, who arrived in America in 1822 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCauley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCauley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William McCauley, aged 28, a stonecutter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Maria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Henry McCauley, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

McCauley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McCauley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas McCauley, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Andrew McCauley, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

McCauley 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:

McCauley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Martha Mccauley, (b. 1820), aged 42, Irish settler from Antrim, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]
  • Mr. Henry Mccauley, (b. 1821), aged 41, Irish farm labourer from Antrim, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]
  • Miss Margaret Mccauley, (b. 1853), aged 9, Irish settler from Antrim, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]
  • Mr. William Henry Mccauley, (b. 1856), aged 6, Irish settler from Antrim, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]
  • Miss Mary Mccauley, (b. 1858), aged 4, Irish settler from Antrim, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name McCauley (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General James Wayne McCauley (1900-1958), American Commanding General 32nd Air Division (1951-1953) [5]
  • Barry McCauley (1950-2001), American operatic tenor, 1980 recipient of the Richard Tucker Award
  • Charles Stewart McCauley (1793-1869), American naval officer in the War of 1812
  • Dennis McCauley (b. 1985), American professional ice hockey player
  • Patrick F. "Pat" McCauley (1870-1917), American Major League Baseball player
  • Stephen McCauley (b. 1955), American author
  • Barbara McCauley, American romance writer, 2005 RITA Awards Best Novel winner
  • Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley (1754-1832), American hero of the Revolution for carrying water to soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth (June 28, 1778), who fought on her husband's stead when he was overcome with heat
  • Darren McCauley (b. 1991), Irish footballer
  • Johnny McCauley (b. 1925), Irish singer/songwriter
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) James McCauley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McCauley/James_Wayne/USA.html
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