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Many variations of the name McGuir have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word "odhar," meaning "dun-colored;" in the genitive case, the word is "uidhir."

Early Origins of the McGuir family


The surname McGuir was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the McGuir family

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Early History of the McGuir family


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Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early McGuir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGuir Spelling Variations

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McGuir Spelling Variations


The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McGuir were encountered in the archives: Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.

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Early Notables of the McGuir family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McGuir family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McGuir family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McGuir family to the New World and Oceana


A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McGuir name: Dennis McGuire, who settled in New England in 1772; Arthur, Bernard, Catherine, Daniel, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Robert, Thomas, and William McGuire, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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