That is what I'm finding as well. I have been communicating with a McAtee (apparent distant cousin of mine) who has done extensive genealogy work. She is going to Scotland to dig through some archives. Hopefully that will firm things up a bit, but I'm sure that we'll never know with 100% certainty due to phonetic spelling of names. There has always been uncertainty of where the McAtee name originated and what (if any) clan we belong to. My research suggested that a tie to the MacGhie name is most probable.
What I do know is that I have signed up to become a member of the Clan Mackay USA, so whether it's as an adopted member, or by blood, my family are now members of Clan Mackay, to which I am very proud.
Thank you again for the information. I look forward to learning more.
Posted on Sep 20, 2015, 1:16 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206