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McVey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the McVey family


The surname McVey 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)

Early History of the McVey family


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McVey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: McVeigh, McVeagh, McVey, McVeigh, Mcvagh, MacVaugh, McEvagh and many more.

Early Notables of the McVey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McVey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McVey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Doug McVey, aged 30, who arrived in North Carolina in 1775 [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)
  • Douglas McVey, aged 30, who landed in North Carolina in 1775 [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)

McVey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McVey, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1812 [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)
  • Thomas McVey, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1812 [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)
  • Michael McVey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [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)
  • James McVey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [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)
  • Jane McVey, aged 18, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McVey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James McVey, aged 19, a cotton, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eliza McVey, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • James McVey, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Sicily McVey, aged 35, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838

McVey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McVey, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name McVey (post 1700)


  • Walter Lewis McVey Jr. (1922-2014), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas (1961-1963)
  • William Estus McVey (1885-1958), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1951-1958)
  • Steve McVey (b. 1954), American evangelical Christian author and speaker
  • Sam McVey (1884-1921), American heavyweight boxer, inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999, World Colored Heavyweight Champion in 1909 and 1911
  • Paul McVey (1898-1973), American actor, known for his work in Shane (1953), Force of Evil (1948) and Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
  • Leza Marie McVey (1907-1984), American studio potter
  • George William McVey (1865-1896), American professional baseball player who played one season with the Brooklyn Grays in 1885
  • Robert Patrick "Bob" McVey (b. 1936), American gold medalist ice hockey player at the 1960 Winter Olympics
  • Tyler McVey (1912-2003), American character actor, known for Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) and Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)
  • Patrick McVey (1910-1973), American actor, known for Big Town (1950), Manhunt (1959) and North by Northwest (1959)
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The McVey 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


  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)


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