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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McQueenie 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 McQueenie family


The surname McQueenie 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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Early History of the McQueenie family

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Early History of the McQueenie family


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

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McQueenie Spelling Variations

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McQueenie Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McQueenie has been spelled MacQueen, MacQueon, MacSween, MacSwene, MacSweyne, MacSwan, MacCunn and many more.

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Early Notables of the McQueenie family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McQueenie family (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...
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Migration of the McQueenie family to Ireland

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Migration of the McQueenie family to Ireland


Some of the McQueenie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McQueenie family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McQueenie family to the New World and Oceana


Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McQueenie family emigrate to North America:

McQueenie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McQueenie, aged 20, who landed in America from Peebles, in 1902
  • Mary McQueenie, aged 22, who landed in America from Peebles, in 1902
  • John McQueenie, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1914
  • Annie McQueenie, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1922
  • Patrick McQueenie, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQueenie (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQueenie (post 1700)


  • Catherine McQueenie, British opera singer, known for her role as Lazarillo in the 1957 production of Maritana at the Edinburgh Grand Opera
  • David McQueenie, English manager of Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare F.C
  • A. McQueenie, English political candidate for Halton in the Leeds City Council election, 1980

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