Victory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Victory comes from the original Irish Mac Anabadha, probably from "anabaidh" meaning premature. This surname has often been mistranslated as "victory," from the Irish "buaidh" and so Victory is a synonym of MacNaboe.

Early Origins of the Victory family

The surname Victory was first found in the ancient principality of Breffny, where the sept was located, in what is now County Cavan (Irish: an Chabháin) in the Northeast of the province of Ulster in the present day Republic of Ireland.

Early History of the Victory family

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Victory Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaboe, MacNebo, McNaboe, McNabo, Victory and many more.

Early Notables of the Victory family (pre 1700)

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United States Victory migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Victory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Victory, who landed in New England in 1764 [1]
Victory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Betsey Victory, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Betsey Victory, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Australia Victory migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Victory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Victory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]
  • Peter Victory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]
  • Catherine Victory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]
  • Margaret Victory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]
  • Luke Victory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Victory migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Victory Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Victory, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Victory (post 1700) +

  • Ebrahim Victory (b. 1933), Iranian American Scientist
  • William H. Victory, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Derby, 1908 [3]
  • Roger Victory, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 88th District; Elected 2012 [3]
  • Joseph Victory, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1936 [3]
  • John Victory, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1814-15, 1816-17 [3]
  • James Victory (1880-1946), Irish politician and farmer
  • Gerard Victory (1921-1995), Irish composer
  • Jamie Victory (b. 1975), retired English footballer
  • Craig Victory (b. 1980), Australian gold and bronze medalist field hockey striker at the 2000 Olympic Games
  • Victory Palmisano, American producer, known for her work on Electric Spoofaloo (2009), I <3 Vampires (2009) and My Alibi (2008)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. John  Victory, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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