Scotland. It is derived from /the personal names Eachan and Eochaidh. The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Eachainn, meaning son of Eachan. However, The surnames MacGeachie, MacGeachy, and MacKeachie are derived from the Irish surname Mag Eachaidh, an Ulster variant of Mag Eochadha, which means son of Eochaidh.
Early Origins of the McKechney family
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 McKechney family
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McKechney Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents McKechney has been spelled McEachan, McGeachan, McKechnie, McGeachie and many more.
Early Notables of the McKechney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKechney family to Ireland
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Migration of the McKechney family to the New World and Oceana
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McKechney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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