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The chronicles of the McGee family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. McGee is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh, meaning Hugh, and the word mac, meaning son of.

McGee Early Origins



The surname McGee was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times. The family name McGee first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McGee Spelling Variations


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McGee Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years McGee has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.

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McGee Early History


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McGee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGee research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, and 1426 are included under the topic Early McGee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGee Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McGee In Ireland


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McGee In Ireland



Some of the McGee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 287 words (20 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

McGee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McGee settled in Baltimore in 1804
  • Andrew McGee who settled in Baltimore in 1804
  • Andrew McGee, aged 21, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Charles McGee, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Henry McGee, who landed in America in 1808
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William McGee, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary McGee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas McGee, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary McGee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Rachel McGee, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Margaret McGee, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Molly McGee, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Eliza McGee, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert McGee, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Ann McGee, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Sarah McGee, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Bridget McGee, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • John McGee, aged 38, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C McGee landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1839
  • R McGee landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alexander McGee, aged 34, a shoemaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Catherine McGee, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Charles McGee, aged 15, a shoemaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGee (post 1700)



  • Jacob Daniel McGee (b. 1986), nicknamed "Uncle Jake Mcgee," American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Buford Lamar McGee (b. 1960), American former NFL football running back
  • Jerry McGee (b. 1943), American professional PGA golfer
  • William Max McGee (1932-2007), American professional NFL football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1954 to 1967
  • Carolyn McGee, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1996
  • Carlton D. McGee, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Normandy, Missouri, 2009
  • C. A. A. McGee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908, 1912
  • Bill McGee, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 19th District; Elected 1979
  • Arling C. McGee, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elkins, West Virginia, 1936-61
  • Charles M. McGee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1956
  • ... (Another 65 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McGee Historic Events


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McGee Historic Events




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McGee Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The McGee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGee 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.

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