islands the McVety family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Veaty.
Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVety research.Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early McVety History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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.