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McCuaig Early Origins



The surname McCuaig 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.

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McCuaig Spelling Variations


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McCuaig Spelling Variations



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

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McCuaig Early History


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McCuaig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCuaig research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCuaig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCuaig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCuaig Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCuaig 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCuaig Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hannah McCuaig, aged 11, who landed in America from Greenoch, Scotland, in 1907
  • Molly M. McCuaig, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Bexhill, England, in 1918
  • Edith E. McCuaig, aged 24, who settled in America from Bexhill, England, in 1918
  • Robert McCuaig, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1920

McCuaig Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Malcom/Malcolm McCuaig/McCoick, aged 50, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Catharine McCuaig/McCoick, aged 45, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Mary McCuaig/McCoick, aged 23, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Florence McCuaig/McCoick, aged 14, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • Christian McCuaig/McCoick, aged 9, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Baltic Merchant" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCuaig Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Clarence J. McCuaig, aged 53, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCuaig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCuaig (post 1700)



  • James Simeon McCuaig (1819-1888), Canadian businessman and politician who represented Prince Edward in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1872
  • Scott McCuaig (b. 1984), Canadian-born CFL defensive lineman who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions from 2009 to 2010
  • Duncan John McCuaig (1882-1960), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament from Saskatchewan
  • Duncan Fletcher McCuaig (1889-1950), Canadian Member of Parliament from Ontario, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North (1935-1945)
  • Major-General George Eric McCuaig (1885-1958), Canadian Commandant Camp Borden
  • Bradley McCuaig (b. 1970), Canadian Olympic sprinter

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The McCuaig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCuaig 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 November 2016 at 08:21.

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