Show ContentsMacWade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of MacWade was Mac Uaid, which means son of Wat.

Early Origins of the MacWade family

The surname MacWade was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster.

Early History of the MacWade family

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MacWade Spelling Variations

The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of this period in their attempts to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name MacWade dating from that time include McQuaid, McQuade, McWade, McQuid, McQuoid, McQuaide and many more.

Early Notables of the MacWade family (pre 1700)

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Australia MacWade migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

MacWade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John MacWade, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]
  • Mr. Michael MacWade, British convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for life, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 1st October 1829, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

  1. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th November 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook