McVy 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 McVy family

The surname McVy 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]

Important Dates for the McVy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVy research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1541 and 1798 are included under the topic Early McVy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McVy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McVy family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McVy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McVy family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, Daniel, James, Thomas and William McVay, who settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Edmund, John, and Patrick McVeagh arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Citations

  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
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