The surname Quillon is derived from the personal name
Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.
Early Origins of the Quillon family
The surname Quillon was first found in County Antrim
(Irish: Aontroim) located in the province of Ulster
in present day Northern Ireland
, where they were granted lands by Strongbow
after the Anglo/ Norman invasion
in 1172. Specifically, "The MacQuillans were lords of the territory of the Routes, in co. Antrim, holding their chief residence in the fine old sea-girt castle of Dunluce." MacLysaght agrees "The MacQillans are of Norman- Welsh
descent: they settled soon after the invasion in the territory called the Route (co. Antrim.)" CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
Early History of the Quillon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quillon research.Another 437 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1442, 1542, 1559, 1750, 1307, 1300 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Quillon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quillon Spelling Variations
Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Quillon revealed the following spelling variations: McQuillan, McQuillen, McQuillian, McQuillin, McQuillon, McCailin, McAilin, MacQuillian, MacQuillon, MacCaillion, MacQuillin, MacQuillan, McKillan, McQuilland, McAiland, McAylin, McCaillion, McKillion, McKillin, McKillon, MacKillan, MacQuilland, MacAyland, MacAilan, Quillan and many more.
Early Notables of the Quillon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Malcolm MacQuillan (died 1307) Irish nobleman who was granted safe conduct by the English so he could assail Scottish forces, on Scotland's western seaboard, with his galley fleet in July 1300. However, the invasion force was quickly overwhelmed by local
forces. Malcolm... Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quillon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quillon family to the New World and Oceana
Ireland's Great Potato Famine
left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Quillon:
Quillon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jean Quillon, aged 42, originally from Ogen, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Moltke" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFLD-GP2 : 6 December 2014), Jean Quillon, 12 Apr 1902; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port New York, ship name Moltke, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Allen W. Quillon, aged 27, originally from Newcastle, Kent, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Konigen Luise" from Genoa, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGY-2XS : 6 December 2014), Allen W. Quillon, 17 Apr 1908; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Konigen Luise, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Peter Quillon, aged 53, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-LY4 : 6 December 2014), Peter Quillon, 05 Jul 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).