As a surname, McVinish is derived from the Scandinavian personal name
Magnus. The name was born by King of Norway Magnus the Good, who died in 1047. It made its way to Britain through the Danish invasions of Northeastern Britain.
Early Origins of the McVinish family
The surname McVinish was first found in Shetland
, where they held a family seat
in their territories in the Orkneys. The Viking influence of northern Scotland
developed as a stepping stone to Iceland from Scandinavia. Many Viking expeditions were started from the Orkneys and the northern tip. Rollo, first Duke of Normandy
, started his conquest of that part of France as an expeditionary from here. Hugo Magnus was found at 1114. Later the name was found in Cortance, Aberdeen in the 17th century.
Early History of the McVinish family
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McVinish Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Magnus, Manus, MacVanish, Magnusson, Magnuson, Magnos, Magnes, Magnusson, Magnuss, MacVinish, McWeynish, MacVinis and many more.
Early Notables of the McVinish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McVinish family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Magnus, who was recorded in 1782 as being a British deserter in the American Revolution. Alexander Magnus, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806.