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 McGuinnes is Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis, which mean "son of Angus."
Early Origins of the McGuinnes family
The surname McGuinnes 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 McGuinnes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGuinnes 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 McGuinnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McGuinnes Spelling Variations
Numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McGuinnes family name. Before widespread literacy, a person entrusted the proper documentation of his name to the individual scribe. As a result, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Variations found include Genis, Guinness, Magennis, Guinnessy, McGuinness and many more.
Early Notables of the McGuinnes 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... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGuinnes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McGuinnes family to the New World and Oceana
North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland
during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of McGuinnes:
McGuinnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Susan McGuinnes, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
McGuinnes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Patrick McGuinnes, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"