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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.

McVeagh Early Origins



The surname McVeagh 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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McVeagh Spelling Variations


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McVeagh Spelling Variations



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

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McVeagh Early History


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McVeagh Early History



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

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McVeagh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McVeagh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

McVeagh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund McVeagh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

McVeagh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin McVeagh, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Matthew McVeagh, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

McVeagh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund, John, and Patrick McVeagh arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

McVeagh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary McVeagh arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McVeagh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McVeagh (post 1700)



  • Alexander McVeagh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • J McVeagh, professor of Literature at the University of Ulster

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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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See Also


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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)

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. 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).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The McVeagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVeagh 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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