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Multiple Origins for the Surname McEntee



The surname McEntee comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac an tSaoi, pronounced "Mac un tee." The Irish word "saoi" denotes a scholar, or, a 'cultured' person.

McEntee Early Origins



The surname McEntee was first found in the ancient territory of Oriel, which is now comprised of Counties Monaghan and Louth.

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McEntee Spelling Variations


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McEntee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacEntee, McEntee, MacEtye, MacYntie, MacAtee and others.

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McEntee Early History


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McEntee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEntee research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1828 and 1891 are included under the topic Early McEntee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEntee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEntee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEntee 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McEntee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McEntee, who emigrated from Ireland in 1737

McEntee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bryan McEntee and his family, who arrived in Baltimore in 1827
  • John McEntee, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Owen McEntee, who was naturalized in New York in 1837
  • Mary McEntee, who landed in Boston in 1848
  • Hugh McEntee, who was naturalized in Georgia in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McEntee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mich McEntee, who sailed to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834
  • Jane and John McEntee, who immigrated to Quebec in 1834
  • Michael McEntee, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick McEntee, who was recorded in a census in Toronto in 1871

McEntee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McEntee, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Thomas McEntee, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

McEntee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McEntee arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEntee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEntee (post 1700)



  • James Joseph McEntee (1884-1957), American machinist and labor leader, 2nd Director of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1940-1942)
  • Gerald W. "Jerry" McEntee (b. 1935), American union activist. former president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Edward Matthew McEntee (1906-1981), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Jervis McEntee (1828-1891), American painter of the Hudson River School
  • Helen McEntee (b. 1986), Irish Fine Gael politician for Meath East, daughter of Shane McEntee
  • Eugene McEntee (b. 1978), Irish former hurler for Portumna
  • Shane McEntee (1957-2012), Irish Fine Gael politician, Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety (2011-2012)
  • Valentine la Touche McEntee (1871-1953), 1st Baron McEntee, Irish-born Labour Member of Parliament
  • John McEntee, retired Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Mark McEntee (b. 1961), Australian musician, former guitarist for the Australian rock band, Divinyls

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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: Deo patria amicis
Motto Translation: A friend to God and my country.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. 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).
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    The McEntee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEntee 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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