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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the McVitie family. 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.

McVitie Early Origins



The surname McVitie 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.

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McVitie Spelling Variations


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McVitie Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of McVitie have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.

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McVitie Early History


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McVitie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVitie research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early McVitie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McVitie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McVitie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McVitie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McVitie family emigrate to North America:

McVitie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • McVitie, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895

McVitie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jessie C. McVitie, aged 40, who settled in America from Lancashire, in 1905
  • Mabel M. McVitie, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Lancashire, in 1905
  • William Atkins McVitie, aged 44, who landed in America from Lancashire, in 1905
  • Ethel Mabel McVitie, aged 14, who settled in America from Galveston, in 1906
  • Jessie McVitie, aged 44, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McVitie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McVitie (post 1700)



  • Robert McVitie (1809-1883), Scottish baker and confectioner, founder of McVitie's Biscuits
  • George James McVitie (b. 1948), English footballer from Carlisle, Cumberland

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The McVitie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVitie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 December 2012 at 15:10.

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