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Multiple Origins for the Surname Tighe


Irish


The original Gaelic form of Tighe was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.

Tighe Early Origins



The surname Tighe was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Tighe Spelling Variations


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Tighe Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Tighe were encountered in the archives: MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.

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Tighe Early History


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Tighe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tighe research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1493, 1589, 1772 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Tighe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tighe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tighe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tighe 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Tighe family came to North America quite early:

Tighe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tighe, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Richard Tighe, who landed in New York, NY in 1839
  • Charles, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Michael, and Patrick Tighe, arrived in Philadelphia from Ireland between 1829 and 1866
  • Patrick Tighe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Bridget Tighe, aged 20, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tighe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Tighe, aged 19, who landed in America from Ballycastle, Ireland, in 1909
  • Barbara Tighe, aged 25, who settled in America from Belmullet, Ireland, in 1913
  • Annie Tighe, aged 25, who landed in America from Rossport, Ireland, in 1915
  • Alexander Tighe, aged 1, who landed in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Bridget Tighe, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Burnley, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tighe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Tighe, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland

Tighe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T. J. Tighe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tighe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tighe (post 1700)



  • Tommy Tighe, American sports radio broadcaster
  • Michael Tighe, American musician and actor
  • Kevin Tighe (b. 1944), born Jon Kevin Fishburn, American actor
  • Jack Tighe (1913-2002), American Major League Baseball manager
  • Lieutenant General Eugene F. Tighe (1921-1994), American Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Ambrose Tighe (1859-1928), American lawyer, politician, academic and co-founder of William Mitchell College of Law
  • James G. Tighe, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1877, 1882
  • Christine M. Tighe, American politician, Representative from New York, 1998, 2000, 2002
  • Charles Tighe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1952
  • Charles Tighe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Summum nec metuam diem nec optem
Motto Translation: May I neither dread nor desire the last day.


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Tighe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Tighe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tighe 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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