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On the Scottish west coast, the McQueeney family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Suibhne, an old Gaelic forename which probably means good-going or well-going. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Shuibhne.

McQueeney Early Origins



The surname McQueeney was first found in on the Isles of Skye and Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Ledhas), where they were originally a branch of the MacDonalds of Clanranald. But although the MacQueens held lands of Garafad on the Isle of Skye for several centuries it is likely that the first MacQueen was the Lord of Knapdale in Argyllshire who held Castle Sween.

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McQueeney Spelling Variations


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McQueeney Spelling Variations



In various documents McQueeney has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacQueen, MacQueon, MacSween, MacSwene, MacSweyne, MacSwan, MacCunn and many more.

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McQueeney Early History


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McQueeney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQueeney research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1411 and 1743 are included under the topic Early McQueeney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQueeney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQueeney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was MacQueen of Pall Chrocain, a legendary Highland deer stalker popularly believed to have slain the last wolf Tarnaway Forest in the province of Morayshire in 1743. Apparently, he received a message from his chief, the Laird of Clan Mackintosh, that a black...

Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQueeney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQueeney In Ireland


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McQueeney In Ireland



Some of the McQueeney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 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:

McQueeney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McQueeney, aged 60, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Winifred McQueeney, aged 16, who landed in America from Ballinamore, in 1894
  • William McQueeney, aged 11, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • Stephen McQueeney, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1896
  • Anne McQueeney, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McQueeney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridgt McQueeney, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Mohill, Ireland, in 1902
  • Annie McQueeney, aged 23, who landed in America from Leitrim, in 1903
  • Nelly McQueeney, aged 35, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Patrick McQueeney, aged 39, who landed in America from Co. Roscommon, in 1905
  • Michael McQueeney, aged 30, who landed in America from Mohill, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQueeney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQueeney (post 1700)



  • Ron McQueeney, American photographer, Director of Photography at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1977-2011)
  • Mr. McQueeney, Texas railroad superintendent, eponym of McQueeney, Texas (c. 1900)
  • Patricia Noonan McQueeney (1927-2005), American actress and talent agent, best known as Harrison Ford's manager
  • Father Robert McQueeney (1919-2002), American actor, best known for TV roles on Bonanza, The Lawman, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and 77 Sunset Strip

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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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. 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).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    11. ...

    The McQueeney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQueeney 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.

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