McEntee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the McEntee family

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

Important Dates for the McEntee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEntee research. Another 25 words (2 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.

McEntee Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McEntee family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early McEntee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McEntee migration to the United States

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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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, who 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 migration to Australia

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

McEntee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret McEntee, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [1]
  • Thomas McEntee, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

McEntee 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:

McEntee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Patrick McEntee, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name McEntee (post 1700)

  • Mike McEntee, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2001
  • Gerald W. McEntee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 2004-08
  • Edward Matthew McEntee (1906-1981), American politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1934; U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, 1952; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1965-76
  • Charles F. McEntee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940
  • 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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
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