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Where did the Irish Quigley family come from? What is the Irish Quigley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quigley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quigley family history?The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Quigley originally appeared in Gaelic as O Coigligh, which may be derived from "coigeal," which denotes "unkempt hair."
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Quigley family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including O'Quigley, Quigley, Cogley, Quigly, Quigg, MacQuigg, McQuigge, O'Quigg, Twigg, Fivey and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quigley research. Another 274 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Quigley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quigley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Quigleys:
Quigley Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Quigley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Quigley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Quigley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quigley 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.
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