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MacCuaig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the MacCuaig family

The surname MacCuaig was first found in the Hebrides (Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), in the present day Council Area of Western Isles, a region controlled by the Norwegians prior to the Treaty of Perth in 1266, where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Islay and they became associated as a sept of the MacDonald Clan. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands were a refuge from Government intrusion. Later they were also found on the isle of Arran.

Early History of the MacCuaig family

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MacCuaig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacQuaig, McQuaig, McQuag, MacQuag, MacCuaig, McCuaig, McCowag, MacCowag, McCrivag and many more.

Early Notables of the MacCuaig family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacCuaig family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacCuaig Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Maccuaig, who settled in Canada sometime between 1809 and 1882

The MacCuaig 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: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.

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