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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The old Scottish-Dalriadan name Quill is derived from the personal name William. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Uilleim, which means son of William.

Quill Early Origins



The surname Quill was first found in on the Isle of Harris, 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 Scotland.

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Quill Spelling Variations


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Quill Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Quill include MacWilliam, MacQuilliam, MacKilliam, MacWilliams, MacKullie, MacCullie, MacWillie and many more.

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Quill Early History


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Quill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quill research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1215, and 1613 are included under the topic Early Quill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Quill In Ireland


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Quill In Ireland



Some of the Quill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 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



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Quill were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Quill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Quill, who settled in Boston in 1762
  • Thomas Quill, who was bound out as an apprentice in Philadelphia in 1771
  • Thomas Quill, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Quill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Quill, who arrived in New York in 1848
  • Timothy Quill, who landed in New York in 1848
  • John Quill, who was naturalized in Michigan in 1850
  • John Quill, who was naturalized in New Orleans in 1851
  • Denis Quill, who arrived in New York in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Quill 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

Quill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Quill, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834
  • Thomas Quill, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Quill, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quill (post 1700)



  • Eric Quill (b. 1978), American soccer player
  • Gene Quill (1927-1989), American jazz musician
  • Michael Joseph Quill (1905-1966), American labor leader born in County Kerry, Ireland. Quill was active in the movement for Irish independence before emigrating to the United States in 1926
  • Greg Quill (1947-2013), Australian-born, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and journalist at the Toronto Star
  • Timothy Quill (1901-1967), Irish Labour Party politician
  • Máirín Quill (b. 1936), former Irish Progressive Democrats politician
  • Jeffrey Kindersley Quill (1913-1996), British Royal Air Force officer

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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  11. ...

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

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