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In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the first people to use the name McCaw were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from the given name Adam, which is itself derived from the Latin name Adamus which means earth.

McCaw Early Origins



The surname McCaw was first found in Annandale, where they held a family seat at Kynemund and at Waterhead in the Stewartry of Kirkudbright.

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McCaw Spelling Variations


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McCaw Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacAdam, MacAdams, McAdam, McAdams, MacCaw and others.

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McCaw Early History


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McCaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaw research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1329, 1460, 1728, 1792, and 1891 are included under the topic Early McCaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaw In Ireland


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McCaw In Ireland



Some of the McCaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 248 words (18 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James McCaw, who landed in Norfolk, Va in 1771

McCaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McCaw, aged 39, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Hugh M McCaw, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1841
  • Charles McCaw, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Alexander McCaw, who arrived in California in 1869

McCaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McCaw, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Isabella McCaw, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • John McCaw, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaw (post 1700)



  • Christian "Chip" McCaw (b. 1973), American Olympic volleyball player
  • John McCaw Jr. (b. 1951), American businessman who formerly owned McCaw Cellular in Seattle, Washington and a former part-owner of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise
  • Susan Rasinski McCaw (b. 1962), former U.S. Ambassador to Austria
  • Craig McCaw (b. 1949), American businessman and entrepreneur
  • Jo McCaw (b. 1983), New Zealand netball player
  • William Alexander McCaw (b. 1927), former New Zealand international rugby player
  • Sir Kenneth Malcolm McCaw (1907-1989), Australian politician
  • Richard Hugh "Richie" McCaw (b. 1980), New Zealand rugby union player

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McCaw Historic Events


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McCaw Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert W McCaw (b. 1921), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Anderton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. 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).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The McCaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaw 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 27 December 2015 at 14:03.

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