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McQuaig Early Origins



The surname McQuaig was first found in the Hebrides (Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), in the present day Council Area of Western Isles, a region controlled by the Norwegians prior to the Treaty of Perth in 1266, where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Islay and they became associated as a sept of the MacDonald Clan. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands were a refuge from Government intrusion. Later they were also found on the isle of Arran.

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McQuaig Spelling Variations


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McQuaig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacQuaig, McQuaig, McQuag, MacQuag, MacCuaig, McCuaig, McCowag, MacCowag, McCrivag and many more.

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McQuaig Early History


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McQuaig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuaig research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQuaig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuaig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQuaig Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McQuaig 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McQuaig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McQuaig, who landed in Georgia in 1850
  • Elisabeth McQuaig, who settled in Maine in 1860
  • Alexander McQuaig, who settled in Maine in 1860

McQuaig Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Donald McQuaig, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuaig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuaig (post 1700)



  • Scott McQuaig (b. 1959), American country music singer-songwriter
  • Gerald Joseph McQuaig (1912-2001), American Major League Baseball backup outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1934 season
  • Duncan F McQuaig, Canadian politician, Mayor of Barrie, Ontario from 1928-1931
  • Linda McQuaig (b. 1951), Canadian journalist, columnist and author, awarded the National Newspaper Award in 1984

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. 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).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The McQuaig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQuaig 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 6 February 2016 at 16:31.

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