McCoig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCoig family

The surname McCoig was first found in the Hebrides (Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), in the present day Council Area of Western Isles, a region controlled by the Norwegians prior to the Treaty of Perth in 1266, where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Islay and they became associated as a sept of the MacDonald Clan. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands were a refuge from Government intrusion. Later they were also found on the isle of Arran.

Early History of the McCoig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCoig research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCoig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCoig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacQuaig, McQuaig, McQuag, MacQuag, MacCuaig, McCuaig, McCowag, MacCowag, McCrivag and many more.

Early Notables of the McCoig family (pre 1700)

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United States McCoig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCoig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McCoig, who arrived in South Carolina in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name McCoig (post 1700) +

  • Robert S. McCoig (1937-1998), Scottish badminton player who held fifteen Scottish National singles titles; he represented Scotland in seven consecutive Thomas Cup championships (1957-1976)
  • Archibald Blake McCoig (1873-1927), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kent (1917-1922), Senator for Kent, Ontario (1922-1927)

The McCoig 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: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land. on Facebook
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