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On the Scottish west coast, the McEntee family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.

McEntee Early Origins



The surname McEntee was first found in on the Isle of Iona, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McEntee Spelling Variations


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McEntee Spelling Variations



In various documents McEntee has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

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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 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1564 and 1564 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)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McEntee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEntee In Ireland


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McEntee In Ireland



Some of the McEntee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

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)
  • Mark McEntee (b. 1961), Australian musician, former guitarist for the Australian rock band, Divinyls
  • Valentine la Touche McEntee (1871-1953), 1st Baron McEntee, Irish-born Labour Member of Parliament
  • John McEntee, retired Irish Gaelic footballer

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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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through difficulties.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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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 6 July 2015 at 08:15.

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