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This ancient surname is of early Gaelic origins. It is derived from 'Maccbethad' (the modern Scottish 'Macbeth'), meaning 'son of life', or 'man of religion', which hardly fits in with Shakespeares interpretation! Today the name is quite numerous in North East Ulster and it is found in a wide variety of spellings which include McVeigh, MacVaugh, MacVagh, MacVaugh, McVey, MacBey, etc.. However its probable place of origin was in the Scottish Islands of Mull and Islay where in the medieval times it is believed that the Clan were the hereditary physicians to the region. They were also, it is said, great historians, and collectors of ancient manuscripts...

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The Mac An Bheatha tribe came over from Ireland with Agnes O'Cahan when she married the Lord of the Isles hence why the mix up as to where the McVey name originated.


My name Is Sarah Mcvey. My dad is Robert B McVey. He was one of 6 kids. Tragically orphaned. His Dad was also Robert B Mcvey. He had two brothers Charles and Rogder. One sister Jill. My grandfather Robert and his brother Charles were both MIA in WWII one was a prisoner of war( Charles) and my grandfather .... Well he never said where he was or what happened in the time he was missing. That i know of. My Grandfather was a memeber of the elks lodge in Indiana. He and his wife Joan Seiferth both died in a car reck. In 67 or 68. The met in New York. Anyone who knows any thing about them. Or anyone who is related i sure would love to know every thing i can.

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