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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Quig is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the county of Devon where they worked as dairy farmers. The surname is both local and occupational, since it describes where the original bearers lived and what work they did. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word cwic. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. In this case the surname Quig was originally derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer; dairy farming. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Quig Early Origins



The surname Quig was first found in Devon 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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Quig Spelling Variations


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Quig Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Quig has been spelled many different ways, including Quick, Quicke, Quig, Quigg, Quegg and others.

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Quig Early History


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Quig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quig research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1706 and are included under the topic Early Quig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quig Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Quig In Ireland


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Quig In Ireland



Some of the Quig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Quigs to arrive in North America:

Quig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Quig settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Quig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Quig, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Martha Quig, aged 28, arrived in America in 1822
  • Roger Quig, who landed in New York in 1834
  • B G Quig, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Henry, John, Martha and Robert Quig all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Quig Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Quig, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Quig, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Frances Quig, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Patrick Quig, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Michael Quig, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Quig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quig 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 9 September 2013 at 20:02.

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