The original Gaelic form of McQuoid was Mac Uaid, which means son of Wat.
Early Origins of the McQuoid family
The surname McQuoid was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster.
Early History of the McQuoid family
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McQuoid Spelling Variations
Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the McQuoid family name include McQuaid, McQuade, McWade, McQuid, McQuoid, McQuaide and many more.
Early Notables of the McQuoid family (pre 1700)
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Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name McQuoid:
McQuoid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
John McQuoid, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 
Alexander McQuoid, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 
R. McQuoid, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
McQuoid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
William James Mc Quoid, aged 28, originally from Newtownards, Co Down, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool, England
Samuel McQuoid, aged 26, originally from Newtownards, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England
Margaret McQuoid, aged 38, originally from Greenock, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland
Arthur McQuoid, aged 43, originally from Belfast, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Londonderry, Ireland
Albert G. McQuoid, aged 26, originally from Greenock, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Glasgow, Scotland
^ 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)