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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.

McGhie Early Origins



The surname McGhie 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 McGhie 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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McGhie Spelling Variations


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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.

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McGhie Early History


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McGhie Early History



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

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McGhie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGhie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McGhie In Ireland


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McGhie In Ireland



Some of the McGhie 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



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
  • John McGhie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

McGhie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McGhie, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGhie (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The McGhie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGhie 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 28 July 2016 at 00:58.

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