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Many variations of the name Maguire have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word "odhar," meaning "dun-colored;" in the genitive case, the word is "uidhir."

Maguire Early Origins



The surname Maguire was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Maguire Spelling Variations


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Maguire Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Maguire revealed spelling variations, including Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.

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Maguire Early History


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Maguire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maguire research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Maguire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maguire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maguire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maguire Notables 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Maguire name:

Maguire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Arthur Maguire, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Francis Maguire, who landed in America in 1792

Maguire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Maguire, aged 32, arrived in Wiskasset (Wiscasset) in 1803
  • James Maguire, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Patt Maguire, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Bgt Maguire, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Maguire, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maguire Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hanna Connors Maguire, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Hugh Maguire, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • John Maguire, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Charles Maguire, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Maguire, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maguire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Maguire, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Margart Maguire arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Ann Maguire, aged 15, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • Michael Maguire, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Catherine Maguire, aged 14, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maguire Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Maguire, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Letitia Maguire, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • James Maguire, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Ann Maguire arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Henry Maguire arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maguire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maguire (post 1700)



  • Joseph Francis Maguire (1919-2014), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts (1977-1991)
  • Brigadier-General Hamilton Ewing Maguire (1891-1971), American Chief of Staff, US Army Group Greece (1947-1948)
  • George Maguire (1796-1882), Irish-born, American mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Tobey Maguire (b. 1975), American actor, best known for his role as Spider Man
  • Basset Maguire, American Botanist
  • Gregory Maguire (b. 1954), American author
  • Hugh Maguire (1926-2013), Irish violinist, concertmaster and principal player of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1962-1967)
  • Darragh Maguire (b. 1976), Irish professional football player
  • Major-General Frederick Arthur Maguire (1888-1953), Director-General of Medical Services Australian Military Forces from 1941 to 1942
  • Stephen Maguire (b. 1981), Scottish professional snooker player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Maguire Historic Events


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Maguire Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Thomas Maguire, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. James Maguire, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Joseph Maguire, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Edward Maguire (d. 1912), aged 30, American First Class passenger from Brockton, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Maguire


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Suggested Readings for the name Maguire



  • The Ancestry of Beulah Fogg Maguire of Sanford, Maine by Beulah Maguire.

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Maguire Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Maguire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maguire 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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