If you are conducting some McQuaid family history research then you can view the McQuaid coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and McQuaid surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names McQuaid, McQuade and
Quade in Ireland are all derived
from the native Gaelic Mac Uaid
septs that were located in
Counties Monaghan and Limerick.
The Gaelic translation of this sept
name is 'son of Watt' so there may
be some sept members who anglicized
their name to Watson.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|Dragon||Symbol of a Valiant Defender|
|Shells||Symbol of the Protection of Providence|
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