The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the McQuarre family. The root of their name is Guaire,
an old Gaelic personal name
Early Origins of the McQuarre family
The surname McQuarre was first found in on the Isle of Ulva
, where they were originally a branch of the 'Siol Alpin,' the descendants of Kenneth Mac Alpin, founder and first king of Scotland
during the 9th century.
Early History of the McQuarre family
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McQuarre Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. McQuarre has been spelled MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.
Early Notables of the McQuarre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McQuarre family to Ireland
Some of the McQuarre family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McQuarre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McQuarre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Murdoch McQuarre, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
The McQuarre 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: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus
Motto Translation: To me God is my strong tower