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

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, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Margaret McVeigh, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Sarah A. McVeigh, aged 2, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

McVeigh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McVeigh, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Hugh McVeigh, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Patrick McVeigh, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Eleanor McVeigh, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Sarah McVeigh, who 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


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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)

Other References

  1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

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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