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The McGuckin surname appeared in Gaelic as Mag Uiginn, which is probably derived from a Norse forename. The name is usually pronounced as "McGwiggen" in it's homeland County Tyrone (especially around Omagh).

McGuckin Early Origins



The surname McGuckin was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGuckin Spelling Variations


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McGuckin Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname McGuckin are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include MacGuigan, MacGoogan, MacGougan,MacGookin, MacGuckin, MacGugan, MacQuiggan, MacWiggin, MacGucken, MacGuckian, MacGuiggan, MacGuighan and many more.

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McGuckin Early History


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McGuckin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGuckin research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1616 and 1659 are included under the topic Early McGuckin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGuckin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGuckin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGuckin 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name McGuckin or a variant listed above:

McGuckin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McGuckin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • Michael McGuckin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Arthur McGuckin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Henry McGuckin, who landed in New York in 1844
  • William McGuckin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGuckin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate McGuckin, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Michael McGuckin, aged 21, who settled in America from Derry, Ireland, in 1908
  • John McGuckin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Joseph McGuckin, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Joseph McGuckin, aged 28, who settled in America from Ballymoney, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGuckin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McGuckin, aged 24, a ploughman, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGuckin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGuckin (post 1700)



  • John McGuckin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • Aislin McGuckin (b. 1974), Northern-Irish actress
  • Kevin "Slith" McGuckin (b. 1981), Irish senior Gaelic footballer for Derry
  • Barton McGuckin (1852-1913), Irish tenor singer, best known for his work with the Carl Rosa Opera Company
  • Kieran McGuckin (b. 1967), Irish senior hurler for Cork
  • William McGuckin (1801-1878), Baron de Slane, Irish orientalist
  • Mark McGuckin, Canadian television presenter from British Columbia
  • Genevieve McGuckin, Australian musician and song-writer, founder of These Immortal Souls
  • John Anthony McGuckin (b. 1952), Orthodox Christian scholar, priest, and poet

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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: Semper patriae servire presto
Motto Translation: Always ready to serve my country


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McGuckin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The McGuckin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGuckin 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 26 November 2016 at 16:37.

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