McKeever History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The McKeever surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the McKeever family

The surname McKeever was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the McKeever family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeever research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early McKeever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McKeever Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the McKeever family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McKeever family to Ireland

Some of the McKeever family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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McKeever migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKeever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nancy McKeever, aged 45, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Daniel McKeever, aged 21, who landed in Delaware in 1812 [1]
  • Alexander McKeever, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • Robert McKeever, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • Margaret McKeever, aged 37, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKeever migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKeever Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Archy McKeever, aged 16, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Eliza McKeever, aged 18, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Jane McKeever, aged 14, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Martha Anne McKeever, aged 7, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Mary McKeever, aged 19, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKeever migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McKeever Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel McKeever, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [2]

McKeever migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McKeever Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Laurence Mckeever, (b. 1840), aged 20, British farm labourer travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [3]
  • Miss Catherine Mckeever, (b. 1841), aged 19, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name McKeever (post 1700)

  • Michael Pierce McKeever Sr. (b. 1941), American economics and business educator, CEO, founder McKeever Institute Economics Policy Analysis (1995)
  • Jason Jay McKeever (b. 1976), American singer-songwriter & composer
  • Edward Clark Timothy McKeever (1910-1974), American football player, coach, and executive
  • Stephen W. McKeever (1853-1938), American construction contractor in Brooklyn, New York who built Ebbets Field
  • Ted McKeever, award-winning American comics artist
  • Marlin Thomas McKeever (1940-2006), American football defensive end, fullback and punter
  • Sean Kelley McKeever (b. 1972), American comic book writer
  • John Paul McKeever (b. 1987), Scottish football midfielder
  • Paul McKeever (1956-2013), British police officer, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales
  • Ian McKeever (1970-2013), Irish mountaineer, broadcaster, and motivational speaker
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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