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.
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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.
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