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The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac an Bheatha," and a bearer of Mac Beatha is mentioned in the Annals as taking part in the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

McVay Early Origins



The surname McVay was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times. Today the name is numerous in north-east Ulster but back in the 17th century it was mainly recorded in Antrim, Armagh and Donegal as McVagh, McVaugh and McEvagh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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McVay Spelling Variations


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McVay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McVeigh, McVeagh, McVey, McVeigh, Mcvagh, MacVaugh, McEvagh and many more.

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McVay Early History


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McVay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVay research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1541 and 1798 are included under the topic Early McVay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McVay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McVay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McVay Notables 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:

McVay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael McVay, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles, Daniel, James, Thomas, and William McVay, who, who settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Francis McVay, who landed in America, in 1899

McVay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gertrud V. McVay, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Annie McVay, aged 7, who landed in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • Catherine McVay, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • Elizabeth McVay, aged 5, who landed in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • Albert McVay, aged 34, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McVay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McVay (post 1700)



  • Kimo Wilder McVay (1927-2001), American musician turned talent manager of such names as Robin Luke, Don Ho, John Rowles, comic Andy Bumatai and many more
  • Charles B. McVay Jr. (1868-1949), American admiral in the United States Navy, father of Charles B. McVay III
  • Sean McVay (b. 1986), American football coach and former player, current offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins
  • Hugh McVay (1788-1851), American politician, 9th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama in 1837
  • Rear Admiral Charles Butler McVay III (1898-1968), Commanding Officer of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • John McVay (b. 1931), former American football coach
  • Nathan B. McVay, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh McVay (1788-1851), American politician, Member of Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives, 1811-17; Governor of Alabama, 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gene McVay, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Arkansas, 1998 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Freda McVay, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 84th District, 2004 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through adversity.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  11. ...

The McVay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVay 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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