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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

McCaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McCaw, aged 39, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hugh M McCaw, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles McCaw, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alexander McCaw, who arrived in California in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

McCaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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




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McCaw Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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