In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the Quaile family were born. Their name comes from the personal name
Paul. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Phail, which is normally Anglicized MacFail
and means son of Paul.
Early Origins of the Quaile family
The surname Quaile was first found in the Isle of Man
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Quaile family
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Quaile Spelling Variations
In various documents Quaile has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Quail, Quayle, Quaile, Quailes, McQuail, McQuayl and others.
Early Notables of the Quaile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quaile family to Ireland
Some of the Quaile family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quaile family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Quaile or a variant listed above include:
Quaile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anne Quaile and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1623
Quaile Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Quaile, who landed in Virginia in 1702 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Quaile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Quaile, aged 20, who settled in America from London, in 1892
- George E Quaile, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1895
Quaile Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Andrew Quaile, aged 24, who landed in America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1907
- David Quaile, aged 21, who settled in America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1908
- Geo. E. Quaile, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1908
- Elizabeth Quaile, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
Quaile Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Charles Quaile, aged 25, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1914
Contemporary Notables of the name Quaile (post 1700)
- Reverend George Emerson Quaile, American founder of Salisbury School, in Salisbury, Connecticut in 1901
- Anne Quaile, English headteacher at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
The Quaile Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Qualis ero spero
Motto Translation: I hope what I shall be.