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While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name McGuiness is Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis, which mean "son of Angus."

McGuiness Early Origins



The surname McGuiness was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGuiness Spelling Variations


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McGuiness Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname McGuiness exist in the archives researched. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Genis, Guinness, Magennis, Guinnessy, McGuinness and many more.

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McGuiness Early History


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McGuiness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGuiness research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1543, 1584, 1640, 1703, 1797, 1798, 1868 and 1759 are included under the topic Early McGuiness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGuiness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGuiness Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Hugo Magennis (d. 1640) who was the Franciscan Bishop of Down and Connor; the second Viscount Iveagh, Brian Magennis who was killed in action in 1703; Richard and Richard the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGuiness 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:

McGuiness Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McGuiness, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Cornelius McGuiness, aged 59, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Micheal McGuiness, aged 22, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Thomas McGuiness, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Terence McGuiness, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGuiness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGuiness (post 1700)



  • Christopher Ryan McGuiness (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • William R. McGuiness (b. 1946), American jurist, Administrative Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal
  • P. F. McGuiness, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Torrington, 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James J. McGuiness, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1951-56 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edwin D. McGuiness, American politician, Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 1887-88, 1890-91 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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McGuiness Historic Events


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McGuiness Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Bernard Mcguiness, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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McGuiness Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The McGuiness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGuiness 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.

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