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McVie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



McVie is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the names of Macbeth and Bethune, or Beaton. The Macbeth and Bethune families, who were hereditary physicians to the Chiefs of Macdonald, practiced medicine on the Isles during the Middle Ages and their names merged in English into the one surname of Beaton. The Macbeths were concentrated in Islay and Mull, whereas the Beatons were concentrated in Skye. However, the Beaton family was not restricted to the Isles and it later branched to other counties such as Fraser. Nonetheless, by the 17th century, the Beaton family "ceased to practice the healing art" and the last of the hereditary physicians was Niel Beaton who practiced medicine in about 1763.

Early Origins of the McVie family


The surname McVie was first found in the Isle of Islay, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the McVie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVie research.
Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1543, 1598, 1519, 1569, 1494, 1546, 1543, 1598, 1473 and 1539 are included under the topic Early McVie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McVie 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 McVie has been spelled Beaton, Beeton, MacBeth, MacBeaton, McBee, MacBee and others.

Early Notables of the McVie family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Janet Beaton, Lady of Branxholme and Buccleugh (1519-1569) an aristocratic Scottish woman, mistress of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, had five husbands and was accused of being a witch, immortalized as Sir Walter Scott's Wizard Lady of Branxholm in his "Lay...
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Migration of the McVie family to Ireland


Some of the McVie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McVie family to the New World and Oceana


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 McVie arrived in North America very early:

McVie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Murdock McVie, who arrived in Virginia in 1776 [1]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)

McVie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David McVie, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name McVie (post 1700)


  • Willie McVie (b. 1948), former Scottish footballer who played from 1968 through 1981
  • Professor Gordon McVie (b. 1945), British authority on the treatment and research of cancer, Director General of Cancer Research UK (1996-2002)
  • Tom McVie (b. 1935), Canadian NHL coach
  • John Graham McVie (b. 1945), British bass guitarist best known as a member of rock groups John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Christine McVie (b. 1943), born Anne Christine Perfect, an English rock singer, keyboardist, and songwriter, best known as a member of the rock band Fleetwood Mac, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998

Historic Events for the McVie family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James McVie, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

The McVie 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: Debonnaire
Motto Translation: Graceful


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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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