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The name Quigg is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Quigg 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.

Quigg Early Origins



The surname Quigg 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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Quigg Spelling Variations


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Quigg Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Quigg were recorded, including Quick, Quicke, Quig, Quigg, Quegg and others.

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Quigg Early History


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Quigg Early History



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

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Quigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Quigg In Ireland


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Quigg In Ireland



Some of the Quigg 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


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Quigg family emigrate to North America:

Quigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Quigg, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • William Quigg, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Frederick Quigg, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Hugh Quigg, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Andrew, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Neil, Thomas, and William Quigg all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernard Quigg, aged 26, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1900
  • Bridget Quigg, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1901
  • Annie Quigg, aged 17, who landed in America from Antrim, in 1904
  • Charles Quigg, aged 20, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1906
  • Edward Quigg, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Malen Head. Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Quigg U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Quigg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Quigg, aged 24, arrived in Quebec in 1833
  • Jane Quigg, aged 30, landed in Quebec in 1833

Quigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Quigg, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Andrew Quigg, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quigg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quigg (post 1700)



  • Lemuel Ely Quigg (1863-1919), United States Representative from New York
  • Joe Quigg, retired American basketball player
  • Chris Quigg (b. 1944), American theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • William Fulton Quigg (1863-1948), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives; Elected 1902; Defeated, 1910; Elected 1914
  • Penelope Z. Quigg, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Missouri, 2012
  • Lemuel Ely Quigg (1863-1919), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1894-99; Defeated, 1898; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904; Speaker, 1896
  • Scott Quigg (b. 1988), English professional boxer
  • Robert Quigg (1885-1955), Northern Irish soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War I
  • Eoghan Quigg (b. 1992), Irish pop singer and occasional actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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).
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The Quigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quigg 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 March 2016 at 15:58.

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