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The Irish surname McEvoy originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe," which is probably derived from the word "fiodhbhadhach," referring to "a woodman."

McEvoy Early Origins



The surname McEvoy was first found in Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McEvoy Spelling Variations


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McEvoy Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McEvoy were encountered in the archives: McEvoy, Evoy, McGilloway, McVeagh, McVeigh, McAvoy, McElwee, McElwy and many more.

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McEvoy Early History


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McEvoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEvoy research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1100 and 1563 are included under the topic Early McEvoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEvoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEvoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEvoy 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the McEvoy name:

McEvoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel McEvoy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

McEvoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McEvoy, who landed in New York in 1840
  • Peter McEvoy, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1861
  • Bridget, Daniel, Edward, James, Martin, Patrick and William McEvoy who all settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Christy McEvoy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

McEvoy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Matthew McEvoy, who arrived in Alabama in 1929

McEvoy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McEvoy, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Tauph McEvoy, aged 55, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Jane McEvoy, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Thomas McEvoy, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Margaret McEvoy, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McEvoy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis McEvoy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • John McEvoy, Scottish convict from Ayr, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Peter McEvoy, aged 40, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"

McEvoy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael McEvoy, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Joseph McEvoy, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEvoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEvoy (post 1700)



  • Michael J McEvoy (b. 1961), American screen composer, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist
  • Louis Anthony "Lou" McEvoy (1902-1953), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Barry McEvoy (b. 1967), Irish film actor and writer
  • Brian McEvoy (b. 1974), retired Irish sportsperson
  • Ryan McEvoy (b. 1990), Irish footballer
  • Andy McEvoy (1938-1994), Irish professional football player
  • Eleanor McEvoy (b. 1967), Celtic-pop singer/songwriter
  • Harry McEvoy (1902-1984), British industrialist and food manufacturer
  • James McEvoy (1930-2007), British military officer, educationist and teacher
  • Dorothy McEvoy (1910-1994), English cricket player played five test matches for England
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McEvoy Historic Events


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McEvoy Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Patrick J McEvoy (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Eccleshill, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Mcevoy, Irish Refrigeration Greaser from Jonesborough, Armagh, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Henry Mcevoy, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Michael McEvoy (d. 1912), aged 19, Irish Third Class passenger from Dublin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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McEvoy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The McEvoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEvoy 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 11 April 2016 at 11:17.

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