Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the MacQuarrie family. Their name comes from Guaire, an old Gaelic personal name meaning noble or proud.
Early Origins of the MacQuarrie family
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.
Early History of the MacQuarrie family
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MacQuarrie Spelling Variations
spelling variations of MacQuarrie have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.
Early Notables of the MacQuarrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacQuarrie family to Ireland
Some of the MacQuarrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacQuarrie family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacQuarrie family emigrate to North America:
MacQuarrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
MacQuarrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name MacQuarrie (post 1700)
Historic Events for the MacQuarrie family
The MacQuarrie 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
MacQuarrie Clan Badge
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More...
Septs of the Distinguished Name MacQuarrie
Gueire, Gueirey, Gueiry, Guier, Guir, Guire, Guirey, Guiry, Guyre, Gwier, Gwire, Gwirre, Gwyer, MacCorrie, Maccorry, MacGuadhre, MacGuir, MacGuire, MacGuyre, MacGwier, MacGwire, MacQuaire, MacQuarie, MacQuarrey, MacQuarrie, MacQuhirr, MacQuire, MacWharrie, Magguire, Magguirre, Maguire, Maguirre, Maquarrie, McCorrie, McCorry, McGuadhre, McGuir, Mcguire, McGuyre, McGwier, McGwire, McQuarie, McQuarrey, McQuarrie, McQuire, McWharrie, Quire and more.
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