McVetey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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McVetey is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived 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 McVetey family
The surname McVetey 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 McVetey family
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McVetey Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents McVetey has been spelled MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Early Notables of the McVetey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McVetey family
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McVetey arrived in North America very early: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.
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