McQue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname McQue in Ireland have evolved from the Gaelic Mac Aodha, which means son of Aodh or son of Hugh.

Early Origins of the McQue family

The surname McQue was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the McQue family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQue research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1348, and 1585 are included under the topic Early McQue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McQue Spelling Variations

People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McQue that are preserved in archival documents are McHugh, MacHugh, McCue, MacCue, MacKew, McKew and others.

Early Notables of the McQue family (pre 1700)

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McQue migration to the United States

A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McQue name:

McQue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McQue, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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