The original Gaelic form of McWade was Mac Uaid, which means son of Wat.
in the province of Ulster.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWade research.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1750 are included under the topic Early McWade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The recording of names in Ireland
in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name McWade revealed spelling variations
, including McQuaid, McQuade, McWade, McQuid, McQuoid, McQuaide and many more.