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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.

McKeever Early Origins



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.

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McKeever Spelling Variations


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McKeever Spelling Variations



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

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McKeever Early History


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McKeever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeever research. Another 293 words (21 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.

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McKeever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKeever Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKeever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKeever In Ireland


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McKeever In Ireland



Some of the McKeever family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKeever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

McKeever Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

McKeever Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McKeever, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeever (post 1700)


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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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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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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McKeever Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The McKeever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKeever 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 26 July 2016 at 08:22.

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