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McGhie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the McGhie family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use this surname. It is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh, meaning Hugh, and the word mac, meaning son of.


Early Origins of the McGhie family


The surname McGhie was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn 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 McGhie first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McGhie family


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McGhie Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. McGhie has been spelled MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.

Early Notables of the McGhie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McGhie family to Ireland


Some of the McGhie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 83 words (6 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 McGhie family to the New World and Oceana


For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

McGhie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean McGhie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John McGhie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McGhie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McGhie, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name McGhie (post 1700)


  • William "Billy" McGhie (b. 1961), nicknamed "Budgie," a Scottish former footballer
  • James Marshall McGhie (b. 1944), Lord McGhie, Chairman of the Scottish Land Court and President of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, and a Senator of the College of Justice
  • Gordon McGhie, Canadian music composer for film, known for his work on MegaMan NT Warrior (2005), and The Bard (2008)
  • Major-General John McGhie CB (1914-1985), Scottish-born British Army psychiatrist, author, former Director of Army Psychiatry and President of the Ministry of Defence Army Medical Board, Honorary Physician to H. M. Queen Elizabeth II in 1971
  • Robert "Robbie" McGhie (b. 1951), former Australian rules football player

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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