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The sea-swept 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.

MacQuarrie Early Origins



The surname MacQuarrie 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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MacQuarrie Spelling Variations


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MacQuarrie Spelling Variations



Many 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.

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MacQuarrie Early History


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MacQuarrie Early History



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

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MacQuarrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacQuarrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacQuarrie In Ireland


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MacQuarrie In Ireland



Some of the MacQuarrie 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



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

  • Donald Macquarrie, a "prisoner of the '45 rising," who was on record in Barbados or Jamaica in 1745
  • Donald Macquarrie, who landed in New York in 1790

MacQuarrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Neil Macquarrie, who settled in Nova Scotia between the years 1788-1818
  • Allan MacQuarrie, who came to Prince Edward Island Year: in 1819

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQuarrie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQuarrie (post 1700)



  • Gordon MacQuarrie (1900-1956), American writer and journalist
  • Albert MacQuarrie (1882-1950), American silent film actor who appeared in 70 films, brother of Frank and Murdock
  • Murdock MacQuarrie (1878-1942), American silent film actor and director involved in 272 titles, brother of Albert and Frank
  • Frank MacQuarrie (1875-1950), American silent film actor who appeared in 41 films, brother of Murdock and Albert
  • Canon John Macquarrie FBA TD (1919-2007), Scottish theologian, philosopher and author of Principles of Christian Theology (1966) and Jesus Christ in Modern Thought (1991)
  • Hugh Allan MacQuarrie (1874-1942), Canadian undertaker, furniture dealer and politician who represented Pictou County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1928 to 1933
  • Josiah H. MacQuarrie (1897-1971), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician who represented Pictou County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1933 to 1947
  • Alister S. MacQuarrie (1935-1970), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) technician, eponym of MacQuarrie Edge, Antarctica
  • Robert Waldron "Bob" MacQuarrie (1926-2007), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1981 to 1985
  • Heath Nelson MacQuarrie (1919-2002), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament from Queen's (1957-1968)

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MacQuarrie Historic Events


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MacQuarrie Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • James Bruce MacQuarrie (1933-1988), American Captain from Kensington, New Hampshire, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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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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MacQuarrie Clan Badge


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MacQuarrie Clan Badge




MacQuarrie Clan Badge
MacQuarrie Clan Badge

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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...

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The MacQuarrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacQuarrie 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 7 December 2015 at 10:52.

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