McQueeney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the McQueeney family

The surname McQueeney was first found in on the Isles of Skye and Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), 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.

Important Dates for the McQueeney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQueeney research. Another 136 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the McQueeney family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was MacQueen of Pall à 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 wolf had killed two children. He arrived late for the meeting, received a tirade from his chief only to reveal from under his garment the head of the wolf. He described the event as...
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Migration of the McQueeney family to Ireland

Some of the McQueeney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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McQueeney migration to the United States

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 immigrated to America, in 1894
  • Winifred McQueeney, aged 16, who landed in America from Ballinamore, in 1894
  • William McQueeney, aged 11, who immigrated to America, in 1896
  • Stephen McQueeney, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1896
  • Anne McQueeney, aged 11, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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.)

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
  • Mary McQueeney Alberti, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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