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The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the MacQuarie family. Their name comes from Guaire, an old Gaelic personal name meaning noble or proud.

MacQuarie Early Origins



The surname MacQuarie was first found in on the Isle of Ulva, where they were originally a branch of the 'Siol Alpin,' the descendants of Kenneth Mac Alpin, founder and first king of Scotland during the 9th century.

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MacQuarie Spelling Variations


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MacQuarie Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. MacQuarie has been written as MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.

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MacQuarie Early History


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MacQuarie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacQuarie research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1778, 1818, 103. and 103. are included under the topic Early MacQuarie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacQuarie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacQuarie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacQuarie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacQuarie In Ireland


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MacQuarie In Ireland



Some of the MacQuarie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 MacQuarie or a variant listed above:

MacQuarie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur J. Macquarie, aged 21, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1897

MacQuarie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Shand Macquarie, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Sourock, in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQuarie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQuarie (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Macquarie (1778-1835), the second wife of Lachlan Macquarie. Tradition holds that she took long walks on the Sydney Harbour peninsula, (later named Mrs Macquarie's Point) and rested a the point where a sandstone rock has been cut in the shape of a bench, so named "Mrs Macquarie's Chair"
  • Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB (1762-1824), British military officer and colonial administrator, served as Governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1810 to 1821, eponym of numerous places throughout Australia

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Motto


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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: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus
Motto Translation: To me God is my strong tower


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The MacQuarie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacQuarie 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 12 April 2013 at 22:08.

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