Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Quirke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Quirke emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Quirke is derived from the Old French personal names Odes, Otes, Odon, and Otton. These are all derived from the Old German names Odo and Otto, which literally mean riches. Occasionally, the name Quirke is a local surname derived from the settlement of Ott in Belgium.

Early Origins of the Quirke family


The surname Quirke was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Quirke family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quirke research.
Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1177, 1213, 1275, 1275, 1649 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Quirke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Quirke Spelling Variations


Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Oates, Oats, Otes, Otis, Oaten, Otten, Oadt, Otton, Oton and many more.

Early Notables of the Quirke family (pre 1700)


Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quirke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Quirke family to Ireland


Some of the Quirke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 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 Quirke family to the New World and Oceana


A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Quirke:

Quirke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Quirke, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Quirke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Margaret Quirke, aged 4 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Sandon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 52)
  • Ms. Mary Quirke, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 52)
  • Miss. Mary Quirke who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Sandon" departing 11th May 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)
  • Miss. Mary Quirke, aged 7 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing 14th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 24th July 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)
  • Mr. Michael Quirke who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing 14th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 24th July 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quirke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Quirke, aged 40, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.

Quirke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bartholomew Quirke, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Julia Quirke, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Quirke (post 1700)


  • Edward F. Quirke, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1954 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael James Quirke (b. 1991), English born Republic of Ireland U21 international footballer
  • Kieron Quirke, English writer, journalist, musician and theatre critic
  • Micheál Quirke (b. 1980), Irish sportsperson
  • Percival Hillam Quirke (1898-1972), Australian politician
  • John Quirke (b. 1950), South Australian parliamentarian
  • Johnny Quirke (1911-1983), Irish sportsperson
  • Alan Quirke (b. 1976), Irish sportsperson
  • Pauline Perpetua Quirke (b. 1959), British actress
  • David "Dave" Quirke (b. 1947), Irish former professional football player

Quirke Family Crest Products



See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 52)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Sign Up