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The original Gaelic form of McQuaid was Mac Uaid, which means son of Wat.

McQuaid Early Origins



The surname McQuaid was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster.

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McQuaid Spelling Variations


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McQuaid Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McQuaid family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including McQuaid, McQuade, McWade, McQuid, McQuoid, McQuaide and many more.

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McQuaid Early History


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McQuaid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuaid research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1750 are included under the topic Early McQuaid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuaid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQuaid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQuaid 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



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many McQuaids:

McQuaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael McQuaid, aged 29, who arrived in Delaware in 1812 [1]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)
  • Patrick McQuaid, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]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)
  • James McQuaid, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]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)
  • John McQuaid, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1853 [1]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)
  • Andrew, Daniel, Edward, Farrel, James, John, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Peter, and Terrence McQuaid all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

McQuaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McQuaid, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834

McQuaid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Barney McQuaid, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Catherine McQuaid, aged 26, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

McQuaid Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary McQuaid, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuaid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuaid (post 1700)



  • Daniel James McQuaid (b. 1960), American NFL football offensive tackle who played from 1985 to 1988
  • Mortimer Martin "Mart" McQuaid (1861-1928), American Major League Baseball second baseman and outfielder who played for the 1891 St. Louis Browns and 1898 Washington Senators
  • Herbert George "Herb" McQuaid (1899-1966), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1923 and the New York Yankees in 1926
  • John H. "Jack" McQuaid (1859-1895), American professional baseball player and umpire, active 1886-1888 (AA), 1889-1894 (NL)
  • Brad McQuaid, American video game designer who was the key designer of EverQuest
  • Daniel James "Dan" McQuaid (b. 1960), American professional NFL football player who played from 1985 to 1988
  • Bernard John McQuaid (1823-1909), American Roman Catholic bishop, first Bishop of Rochester N.Y, first president of Seton Hall University
  • Glenn McQuaid (b. 1972), Irish film director
  • Oliver McQuaid (b. 1954), Irish cyclist at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Kieron McQuaid (b. 1950), Irish cyclist at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McQuaid Historic Events


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McQuaid Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ernest G McQuaid (b. 1921), Irish Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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McQuaid Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. 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. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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