The surname MacQuist comes for the original Irish Mac Oiste (Mac Coiste) and has many variants.
Early Origins of the MacQuist family
The surname MacQ Uist
was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). Family tradition holds that the surname originated with Roger (Hodge) Merrick, a Mayo Welshman killed in 1276, and that the name is derived from Hodge a pet-form of Roger.
Early History of the MacQuist family
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MacQuist Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hosty, MacHosty, Custy, Hasty, MacCusty, MacCosty, MacHostie, MacHoste, MacCoiste, MacQuist and many more.
Early Notables of the MacQuist family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacQ Uist family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Husty, who landed in Quebec in 1832; Charles Hosty, who immigrated to New York in 1847; Margaret Hosty, who arrived in New York in 1850; Bridget and Mary Custy, who landed in Philadelphia in 1850.
The MacQuist 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: Ung Dieu, ung loy, ung foy
Motto Translation: Ung Dieu, ung loy, ung foy.