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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.

McVeigh Early Origins



The surname McVeigh 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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McVeigh Spelling Variations


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McVeigh Spelling Variations



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

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McVeigh Early History


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McVeigh Early History



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

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McVeigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McVeigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

McVeigh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John, Michael, and Thomas McVeigh arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Hugh McVeigh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Patrick McVeigh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

McVeigh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McVeigh (aged 23) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • John McVeigh, aged 6, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Margaret McVeigh, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Sarah A. McVeigh, aged 2, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

McVeigh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McVeigh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Hugh McVeigh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Patrick McVeigh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Eleanor McVeigh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Sarah McVeigh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McVeigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McVeigh (post 1700)



  • Brian J. McVeigh (b. 1959), American anthropologist
  • Shaw McVeigh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Richard L. McVeigh, American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for Alaska, 1964-68; Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 10th District, 1973-74
  • Joseph C. McVeigh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Francis McVeigh, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Vernon, 1902
  • B. W. McVeigh, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 35th District, 1925-34
  • Anna McVeigh, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • Sergeant John J McVeigh (1921-1944), American who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Paul McVeigh (b. 1977), Northern Irish professional footballer
  • Timothy R. McVeigh (b. 1961), United States Navy sailor
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McVeigh Historic Events


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McVeigh Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James Henry McVeigh (1887-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Negaunee, Michigan, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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The McVeigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVeigh 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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