Origins Available: Irish-Alt
The MacQuoid surname was an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Aodha" from the word "adoha," which means "fire," as well as being the name of a pagan god.
Early Origins of the MacQuoid family
The surname MacQuoid was first found in Sutherland
(Gaelic: Cataibh), a former county in northern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Highland, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the MacQuoid family
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MacQuoid Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacQuay, MacCay, MacQuey, MacQuoid, MacKaw, MacKy, MacKye, MacCoy, McQuay, McCoy and many more.
Early Notables of the MacQuoid family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacQuoid family to Ireland
Some of the MacQuoid family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacQuoid family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacQuoid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James MacQuoid, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The MacQuoid 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: Licentiam refroena
Motto Translation: Restrain licentiousness