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The surname McQuillan is derived from the personal name Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.

McQuillan Early Origins



The surname McQuillan was first found in County Antrim (Irish: Aontroim) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the Anglo/ Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172. Specifically, "The MacQuillans were lords of the territory of the Routes, in co. Antrim, holding their chief residence in the fine old sea-girt castle of Dunluce." MacLysaght agrees "The MacQillans are of Norman- Welsh descent: they settled soon after the invasion in the territory called the Route (co. Antrim.)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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McQuillan Spelling Variations


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McQuillan Spelling Variations



Names were simply spelled as they sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. Therefore, during the lifetime of a single person, his name was often spelt in many different ways, explaining the many spelling variations encountered while researching the name McQuillan. Some of these variations included: McQuillan, McQuillen, McQuillian, McQuillin, McQuillon, McCailin, McAilin, MacQuillian, MacQuillon, MacCaillion, MacQuillin, MacQuillan, McKillan, McQuilland, McAiland, McAylin, McCaillion, McKillion, McKillin, McKillon, MacKillan, MacQuilland, MacAyland, MacAilan, Quillan and many more.

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McQuillan Early History


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McQuillan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuillan research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1500 and 1750 are included under the topic Early McQuillan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McQuillan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McQuillan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McQuillan 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



Irish immigration to North American began in the late 18th century as many Irish families desired to own their own land. This pattern of immigration grew slowly yet steadily until the 1840s. At that time, a failed crop and a growing population in Ireland resulted in the Great Potato Famine. Poverty, disease, and starvation ravaged the land. To ease their pain and suffering the Irish often looked upon North America as a solution: hundreds of thousands undertook the voyage. Their arrival meant the growth of industry and commerce for British North America and the United States. For the individual Irishman, it meant survival and hope, and the opportunity for work, freedom, and ownership of land. The early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name McQuillan:

McQuillan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes McQuillan, aged 16, landed in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Andw McQuillan, aged 40, arrived in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Mark McQuillan, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Richard McQuillan, aged 23, landed in America in 1822
  • A McQuillan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McQuillan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McQuillan, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Owen McQuillan, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Catherine McQuillan, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Owen McQuillan, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Time and Truth"
  • John McQuillan, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Time and Truth"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McQuillan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McQuillan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuillan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McQuillan (post 1700)



  • John M. McQuillan (b. 1949), American computer scientist
  • Herbert R. "Hub" McQuillan (1891-1972), American football and basketball coach
  • Alvin Hugh McQuillan (1895-1947), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • George Watt McQuillan (1885-1940), American pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • James "Jim" McQuillan (b. 1940), Irish former darts player
  • Michael McQuillan (b. 1959), Irish retired sportsperson
  • Jack McQuillan (1920-1998), Irish politician, trade union official and army officer
  • Martin McQuillan (b. 1972), Scottish-born literary theorist and cultural critic
  • Anthony John McQuillan (b. 1951), Australian Test cricket match umpire
  • Henry Carwithen McQuillan (1906-1979), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McQuillan Historic Events


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McQuillan Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William McQuillan, aged 26, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible A

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Suggested Readings for the name McQuillan


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Suggested Readings for the name McQuillan



  • The McQuillan Family of Ulster by Mildred Irwin Rania.

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McQuillan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

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