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The original Gaelic form of McKeague was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.

McKeague Early Origins



The surname McKeague was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McKeague Spelling Variations


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McKeague Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McKeague dating from that time include MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.

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McKeague Early History


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McKeague Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeague research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1493, 1589, 1772 and 1810 are included under the topic Early McKeague History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKeague Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKeague Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKeague 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McKeague:

McKeague Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John, Daniel, George, John, and Thomas McKeague landed in Philadelphia between 1810 and 1848
  • Bridget McKeague, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Mary McKeague, aged 22, landed in New York in 1864

McKeague Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McKeague, aged 34, a butcher, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Ellen McKeague, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Mary J. McKeague, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • James D. McKeague, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Margaret McKeague, aged 8 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeague (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeague (post 1700)



  • David William McKeague (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, 1992-

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Summum nec metuam diem nec optem
Motto Translation: May I neither dread nor desire the last day.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. 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).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The McKeague Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKeague 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 24 November 2015 at 10:35.

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