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The original Gaelic form of Quaid was Mac Uaid, which means son of Wat.

Quaid Early Origins



The surname Quaid was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster.

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Quaid Spelling Variations


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Quaid Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Quaid revealed many variations, including McQuaid, McQuade, McWade, McQuid, McQuoid, McQuaide and many more.

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Quaid Early History


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Quaid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quaid research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Quaid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quaid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quaid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quaid 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Quaid:

Quaid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Morris Quaid, aged 18, landed in New Jersey in 1776

Quaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Quaid, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Michael R. Quaid, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1895

Quaid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Quaid, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Patrick Quaid, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Charles Quaid, aged 41, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1907
  • Daniel Quaid, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Rathkeale, Ireland, in 1907
  • Edward G Quaid, aged 25, who settled in America from Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quaid Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Quaid, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Quaid, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Edward Quaid, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quaid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quaid (post 1700)



  • Jack Henry Quaid (b. 1992), American actor, the son of the actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
  • Dennis William Quaid (b. 1954), award-winning American actor, brother of Randy
  • Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (b. 1950), award-winning American actor, brother of Dennis
  • Michael Hunter Quaid (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 2004
  • John E. Quaid, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Nicky Quaid (b. 1989), Irish sportsperson
  • Joe Quaid (b. 1972), retired Irish sportsperson
  • Tommy Quaid (1957-1998), Irish sportsperson

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 09:54.

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