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McGuiness History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the McGuiness family


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.

Early History of the McGuiness family


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Another 140 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the McGuiness family (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...
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Migration of the McGuiness family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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

Historic Events for the McGuiness family



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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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/

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