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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Where did the Scottish McKie family come from? What is the Scottish McKie family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKie family history?The McKie family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McKie is derived from the personal name Aodh, which is often Anglicized as Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Aoidh, which means son of Aodh.
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McKie include Mackie, Mackey, MacHugh and others.
First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKie research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1304 are included under the topic Early McKie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McKie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McKie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McKie arrived in North America very early:
McKie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
McKie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McKie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
McKie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
McKie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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 Translation: By labour.
The McKie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKie 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.
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