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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the McKee family. The name McKee is derived from the personal name Aodh, a cognate of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is usually Mac Aoidh and in Inverness, the Gaelic form of the name McKee is Mac Ai.

McKee Early Origins



The surname McKee was first found in Sutherland (Gaelic: Cataibh), a former county in northern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Highland, where early records show that Gilcrest M'Ay, forefather of the MacKay family of Ugadale, made a payment to the constable of Tarbert in 1326. It is claimed that the Clan is descended from the royal house of MacEth.

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McKee Spelling Variations


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McKee Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. McKee has been spelled MacKay, MacCay, MacQuey, MacQuoid, MacKaw, MacKy, MacKye, MacCoy, McCoy and many more.

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McKee Early History


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McKee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKee research. Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1411, 1429, 1329, 1506, 1575, 1873, 1940, 1640, 1692, 1689, 1726 and 1692 are included under the topic Early McKee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Hugh Mackay ( c. 1640-1692), Scottish general, Major-General Commanding in Chief in Scotland in 1689, killed at the Battle of Steinkeerke; and...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKee In Ireland


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McKee In Ireland



Some of the McKee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 253 words (18 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name McKee:

McKee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert McKee, who arrived in New England in 1739
  • Hugh McKee, who landed in America in 1795

McKee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy McKee, aged 16, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Pat McKee, aged 14, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Agnes McKee, who landed in America in 1804
  • Andrew McKee, who landed in South Carolina in 1807
  • Gabriel McKee, who landed in America in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John McKee U.E. who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John McKee U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McKee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elenor McKee arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Zephyr" in 1833
  • Jane McKee, aged 30, landed in Quebec in 1833
  • Mary McKee, aged 30, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Rachael McKee, aged 4, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • William McKee, aged 19, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McKee, aged 34, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Jane McKee, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret McKee, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Mary A. McKee, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Samuel McKee, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McKee arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Louis McKee, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • William McKee, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Elizabeth McKee, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Robert McKee, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKee (post 1700)



  • General William Fulton McKee (1906-1987), American Vice Chief of Staff of the US Air Force (1962-1964)
  • Brigadier-General John Lloyd McKee (1895-1963), American Assistant Commanding General 87th Division (1942-1945)
  • Colonel Alexander McKee (1735-1799), Irish-born, American agent for the British Indian Department during the French and Indian War, and the American Revolutionary War, eponym of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • Raymond McKee (1892-1984), American actor from Iowa who appeared in 173 films
  • Lafayette S. "Lafe" McKee (1872-1959), American actor who appeared in over 400 films
  • Maria Luisa McKee (b. 1964), American singer and songwriter
  • Hugh Wilson McKee (1844-1871), American naval officer, eponym of the USS McKee (DD-575), a Fletcher-class destroyer and the USS McKee (DD–87), a Wickes class destroyer
  • Tywain "Ty" McKee (b. 1986), American professional basketball player
  • Christopher Fulton McKee (b. 1942), American astrophysicist
  • Rear Admiral Andrew I. McKee (1896-1976), American submarine pioneer
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McKee Historic Events


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McKee Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Charles Dennis McKee (1948-1988), American Army Major from Arlington, Virginia, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name McKee


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Suggested Readings for the name McKee



  • Ancestors of Our Children by Wells Laflin Field.

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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: Manu forti
Motto Translation: With a strong hand.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. 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.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  11. ...

The McKee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKee 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 3 December 2016 at 17:36.

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