On the western coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands the McVety family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. 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 McVety family
The surname McVety 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 McVety family
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McVety Spelling Variations
In various documents McVety has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Early Notables of the McVety family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McVety family to the New World and Oceana
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 McVety or a variant listed above: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England
in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name McVety (post 1700)
- Allison McVety, British poet, winner of the National Poetry Competition in 2011 for her poem "To the Lighthouse"
- Charles H. McVety, Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist, President of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993