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

McQuaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McQuaid, aged 23, 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 [1]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, 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, 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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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The McQuaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQuaid 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.

This page was last modified on 3 November 2016 at 15:23.

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