McVeity History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McVeity family. Their 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 McVeity family

The surname McVeity 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 McVeity family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVeity research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1574, 1627, 1685 and 1686 are included under the topic Early McVeity History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McVeity Spelling Variations

Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McVeity has been written as MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.

Early Notables of the McVeity family (pre 1700)

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United States McVeity migration to the United States +

Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McVeity or a variant listed above:

McVeity Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert McVeity, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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