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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 in addition to Scotland, quite numerous in North East Ulster. It is found in a wide variety of spellings which include McVeigh, McVaugh, McVagh, McVaugh, McVey, McBey, McVie and McVeagh. 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.

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Interested in learning if my McVeigh family from Carrickmacross County Monaghan were gallowglass or if they were really septs of Clan MacLean in Isle of Mull.

Sam McVeigh

Hi My Name is Somhairle Seosamh an Bheatha (Samuel Joseph McVeigh) Well I think it is. I was born in Belfast but moved to England as a Teen

Pol Mac an Bheatha

Hi my name is PAUL MC VEIGH i live in Belfast Pol Mac an Bheatha Irish

Paul Mc Veigh

So is mine

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