from whom the McVitty family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of
. 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.
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Historical recordings of the name McVitty include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
McVitty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ellen McVitty, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1895
McVitty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William McVitty, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1907
- Francis McVitty, aged 20, who landed in America from Baronboy, Ireland, in 1911
- Alice McVitty, aged 19, who landed in America from Baronboy, Ireland, in 1911
- Ruth McVitty, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
- Maude McVitty, aged 34, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1919
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McVitty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. McVitty, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888