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McQuater Early Origins



The surname McQuater was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In Ayrshire they were known as the men of Carrick. The name was first recorded in Scotland in 1526 when they were identified as followers of the Earl of Cassellis.

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McQuater Spelling Variations


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McQuater Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacWalter, MacWatter, MacQualter, MacQuatter, MacWater, MacQualtrough, Qualtrough, Qualters and many more.

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McQuater Early History


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McQuater Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuater research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQuater History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuater Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQuater Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQuater 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:

McQuater Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jake McQuater, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Jane McQuater, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States from Ayr, Scotland, in 1908
  • Dougal McQuater, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuater (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuater (post 1700)



  • Thomas Mossie "Tommy" McQuater (1914-2008), Scottish jazz trumpeter

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McQuater Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The McQuater Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQuater 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 18 February 2015 at 12:15.

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