The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McGeachy is /the personal names Eachan
The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Eachainn,
meaning son of Eachan.
However, The surnames MacGeachie, MacGeachy,
are derived from the Irish surname Mag Eachaidh,
variant of Mag Eochadha,
which means son of Eochaidh.
Early Origins of the McGeachy family
The surname McGeachy was first found in Knoydart
, where they were a sept of the MacDonalds, descended from Hector (Gaelic Eachann,) second son of Roderick MacDonald, 3rd of Moydart and Clanranald.
Early History of the McGeachy family
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McGeachy Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name McGeachy include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. McEachan, McGeachan, McKechnie, McGeachie and many more.
Early Notables of the McGeachy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McGeachy family to Ireland
Some of the McGeachy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McGeachy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McGeachy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John McGeachy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Contemporary Notables of the name McGeachy (post 1700)
- Neill Roderick McGeachy Jr. (1942-2018), American basketball coach and administrator from Charlotte, North Carolina
- Forster Alleyne McGeachy (1809-1887), British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1865