personal name Michael. This name made its way into Scotland after the Norman Conquest in the softened French form Michel.
Early Origins of the Migay family
Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in the lands of Corryhoul from about the year 1300. Traditionally the Clan is descended from a Michael MacDonald of the branch known as the MacDonalds of Keppoch.
Early History of the Migay family
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Migay Spelling Variations
spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Migay has appeared as Michie, Mitchie, Mitchy, Michy, Mitchey, Michey and others.
Early Notables of the Migay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Migay family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Migay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Alexander Michie arrived in America in 1762. John Michey arrived in Jamaica in 1716 and moved to Virginia in the same year.
Contemporary Notables of the name Migay (post 1700)
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