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On the Scottish west coast, the McQuary family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Guaire, an old Gaelic personal name meaning noble or proud.

McQuary Early Origins



The surname McQuary 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.

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McQuary Spelling Variations


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McQuary Spelling Variations



In various documents McQuary has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.

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McQuary Early History


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McQuary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuary research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1778, 1818, 103. and 103. are included under the topic Early McQuary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQuary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McQuary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuary In Ireland


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McQuary In Ireland



Some of the McQuary 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

McQuary Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary McQuary, who landed in New York, NY in 1739

McQuary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Anne McQuary, who settled in New York in 1804

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuary (post 1700)



  • George F. McQuary, American Internet contributor in the 1990s who established the eponymous McQuary 80 character limit for a signature
  • Michael McQuary, American sound engineer, known for his work on My Favorite Person to Talk to (2011), Love Between the Lines (2010) and Downtown (1999)
  • Chuck McQuary, American actor, known for Singles (1992), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and Purple Haze (1982)
  • Charles McQuary (1908-1970), American actor, known for his work on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Music Man (1962) and Ride the High Country (1962)

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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: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus
Motto Translation: To me God is my strong tower


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The McQuary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQuary 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 9 March 2015 at 08:53.

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