McVeety History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the McVeety family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from Veaty. Mac means son of. MacVitti, therefore, means son of Vitti. Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.

Early Origins of the McVeety family

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

Early History of the McVeety family

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McVeety Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name McVeety include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.

Early Notables of the McVeety family (pre 1700)

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United States McVeety migration to the United States +

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McVeety or a variant listed above:

McVeety Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas McVeety, aged 50, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [1]
  • John McVeety, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • James McVeety, aged 22, originally from Belfast, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name McVeety (post 1700) +

  • Hope McVeety, American actress, known for her work on Storyteller (1998), Putnam (2002) and Mirror Mirror (2004)




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