Cue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many generations and branches of the Cue family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who worked as the cook. The surname was originally derived from the Old French terms queu, keu, kieu, cu, which denoted the cook or someone who operated an eating house.

Early Origins of the Cue family

The surname Cue was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Cue family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cue research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, and 1305 are included under the topic Early Cue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cue Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cue were recorded, including Kew and others.

Early Notables of the Cue family (pre 1700)

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Cue migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cue family emigrate to North America:

Cue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Cue, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [1]
  • Emile Cue, who arrived in Hancock County, Miss in 1880 [1]
  • Emilio Cue, who landed in Mississippi in 1880 [1]
Cue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Cue, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1901
  • William Cue, aged 23, who landed in America from Omagh, Ireland, in 1910
  • Mrs. Thomas E. Cue, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Thomas E. Cue, aged 58, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • David Cue, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1918

Cue migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cue Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Cue, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Satellite" in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cue (post 1700)

  • Vince Cue, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Fremont, California, 1980 [3]
  • Tom Cue (1850-1920), Western Australian gold prospector, eponym of Cue, a town located there


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SATELLITE 1851. Retrieved
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from
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