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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Quail is the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Phail, which is normally Anglicized MacFail or MacPhail, and means son of Paul.

Quail Early Origins



The surname Quail was first found in the Isle of Man, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Quail Spelling Variations


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Quail Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Quail include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Quail, Quayle, Quaile, Quailes, McQuail, McQuayl and others.

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Quail Early History


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Quail Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quail research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Quail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quail Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quail Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quail Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quail In Ireland


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Quail In Ireland



Some of the Quail family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Quail, or a variant listed above:

Quail Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Quail, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Robert Quail, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • David Quail, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • John Quail, aged 23, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Patrick Quail, aged 10, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quail Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Quail, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quail (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quail (post 1700)



  • O. A. Quail, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1947-52, 1957-58
  • John B. Quail, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920; Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 7th District, 1922
  • Charles E. Quail, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 29th District, 1901-08

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qualis ero spero
Motto Translation: I hope what I shall be.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

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