The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Quiet family. The root of their name is the names Wattie
both of which are pet forms of the personal name Walter.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Bhaididh,
which translates as son of Wattie
or son of Watty.
Early Origins of the Quiet family
The surname Quiet was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, 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 Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Quiet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quiet research.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early Quiet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quiet Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Quiet has appeared in various documents spelled MacWatt, MacWattie, MacWatters, MacQuattie, MacVatt and many more.
Early Notables of the Quiet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quiet family to Ireland
Some of the Quiet family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 177 words (13 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 Quiet family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Quiet or a variant listed above: George McWatters settled in Philadelphia in 1847; B. McWattey settled in San Francisco in 1752; John and Jane McWhatey settled in New York State in 1811.