McCuish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCuish family

The surname McCuish was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides in Scotland, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St. Columba and the Abbots of Iona. Descended were the Kings of Scotland from 1034 to 1286. The MacDonalds, Kings of the Isles were descended through Somerled to MacCuish or MacCooish.

Early History of the McCuish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCuish research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCuish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCuish Spelling Variations

Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McCuish has been written as MacCuish, MacCooish, MacCuis, MacCoise, MacKewish, MacKewsh and many more.

Early Notables of the McCuish family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early McCuish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia McCuish migration to Australia +

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

McCuish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Donald McCuish, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCuish (post 1700) +

  • John Berridge McCuish (1906-1962), American politician, 34th Governor of Kansas in 1957, 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Kansas (1955-1957)
  • Roderick William "Roddy" McCuish, Scottish politician, an independent member of the Argyll and Bute Council
  • Angus McCuish (b. 1889), Scottish amateur footballer who played for Queen's Park (1912-1913)
  • Robert Lorne McCuish (1923-1998), Canadian merchant and politician from Winnipeg, Manitoba; he represented Prince George-Bulkley Valley in the British Columbia in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988
  • Alexander McCuish (1843-1919), Canadian merchant and politician from Loch Lomond, Nova Scotia; he represented Richmond County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1878 to 1882


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.


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