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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the MacQueen family. Their name is derived from Suibhne, an old Gaelic forename which probably means good-going or well-going. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Shuibhne.

MacQueen Early Origins



The surname MacQueen was first found in on the Isles of Skye and Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Ledhas), where they were originally a branch of the MacDonalds of Clanranald. But although the MacQueens held lands of Garafad on the Isle of Skye for several centuries it is likely that the first MacQueen was the Lord of Knapdale in Argyllshire who held Castle Sween.

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MacQueen Spelling Variations


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MacQueen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. MacQueen has appeared in various documents spelled MacQueen, MacQueon, MacSween, MacSwene, MacSweyne, MacSwan, MacCunn and many more.

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MacQueen Early History


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MacQueen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacQueen research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1411 and 1743 are included under the topic Early MacQueen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacQueen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacQueen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was MacQueen of Pall Chrocain, a legendary Highland deer stalker popularly believed to have slain the last wolf Tarnaway Forest in the province of Morayshire in 1743. Apparently, he received a message from his chief, the Laird of Clan Mackintosh, that a black...

Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacQueen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacQueen In Ireland


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MacQueen In Ireland



Some of the MacQueen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacQueen or a variant listed above include:

MacQueen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Amos MacQueen, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652

MacQueen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Macqueen, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • Dugail Macqueen, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • Dugall Macqueen, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • Hector Macqueen, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • Alex Macqueen, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacQueen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander MacQueen, aged 30, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Matthew MacQueen, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James MacQueen, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQueen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacQueen (post 1700)



  • Professor Hector L. MacQueen FBA, FRSE, Scottish academic, Professor of Private Law at the University of Edinburgh and a former Dean of its Faculty of Law
  • Robert MacQueen (1722-1799), Lord Braxfield, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • Harry Macqueen (b. 1985), English stage and screen actor, writer and director
  • Dave MacQueen (b. 1959), Canadian former ice hockey player who played from 1979 to 1986
  • Roderick "Rod" Ian Macqueen AM, Australian former rugby union coach; he coached Australia at the Rugby World Cup, and the Waratahs, Brumbies and Rebels in the Super Rugby competition, inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Major-General John Henry MacQueen (1893-1980), Canadian Master-General of Ordnance, National Defence Headquarters
  • Eilidh Macqueen (b. 1986), Scottish-born, actress, known for her work on Belly of the Beast (2003), Shanghai (2010) and Trade of Innocents (2012)
  • Alex MacQueen (b. 1974), English actor, best known for his roles as Julius Nicholson in "The Thick of It" and as Neil's Dad in "The Inbetweeners"
  • General Thomas MacQueen (1792-1840), British army officer in the 45th Bengal Native Infantry regiment of the British East India Company, eponym of the Macqueen's Bustard

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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 MacQueen
Cuaan, Cuaand, Cuaane, Cuaant, Cuaen, Cuaend, Cuaeney, Cuaenie, Cuaent, Cuaind, Cuaint, Cuayn, Cuaynd, Cunn, Kuaan, Kuaand, Kuaane, Kuaant, Kuaen, Kuaend, Kuaeney, Kuaenie, Kuaent, Kuaind, Kuaint, Kuayn, Kuaynd, MacCuaan, MacCuaand, MacCuaane, MacCuaant, MacCuaen, MacCuaend, MacCuaeney, MacCuaenie, MacCuaent, MacCuaind, MacCuaint, MacCuayn, MacCuaynd, MacCun, MacCunn, MacKuaan, MacKuaand, MacKuaane, MacKuaant, MacKuaen, MacKuaend, MacKuaeney, MacKuaenie and more.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The MacQueen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacQueen 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.

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