The ancestors of the Queeny family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from Suibhne,
an old Gaelic forename which probably means good-going
The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Shuibhne.
Early Origins of the Queeny family
The surname Queeny was first found in on the Isles of Skye
(Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), where they were originally a branch of the MacDonalds of Clanranald. But although the MacQueens held lands of Garafad on the Isle of Skye
for several centuries it is likely that the first MacQueen was the Lord of Knapdale in Argyllshire
who held Castle Sween.
Early History of the Queeny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Queeny research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1411 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Queeny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Queeny Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Queeny include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacQueen, MacQueon, MacSween, MacSwene, MacSweyne, MacSwan, MacCunn and many more.
Early Notables of the Queeny family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was MacQueen of Pall à Chrocain, a legendary Highland deer stalker popularly believed to have slain the last wolf Tarnaway Forest in the province of Morayshire
in 1743. Apparently, he received a message from his chief, the Laird of Clan
Mackintosh, that a black... Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Queeny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Queeny family to Ireland
Some of the Queeny family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Queeny family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Queeny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Queeny, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1819
Contemporary Notables of the name Queeny (post 1700)
- Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897-1968), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html