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 meaning noble or proud.
Early Origins of the McQuarre family
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 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.
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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
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
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