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Many variations of the name Guire have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word "odhar," meaning "dun-colored;" in the genitive case, the word is "uidhir."

Guire Early Origins



The surname Guire was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Guire Spelling Variations


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Guire Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Guire were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.

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Guire Early History


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Guire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guire research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Guire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Guire family in North America:

Guire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John James Guire, who landed in New York in 1786
  • Ross Guire, who landed in New York in 1786

Guire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Guire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Pat Guire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Martin Guire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Mary Guire, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Bridget Guire, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guire (post 1700)



  • John Guire (1859-1910), American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey
  • Nancy Ray Guire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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    The Guire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guire 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 10:42.

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