Saturday, November 1, 2014
Surname Saturday: McGuire
Today's Surname: McGuire
My 4th great grandmother was Nancy Hendricks ('nee McGuire) (1780-1823). This is her lineage:
Parents: Archibald McGuire (b. 1747) & Jane McCormick (b. 1751)
Grandfather: Francis McGuire (1720-1785)
I haven't been able to find out where they came from, but I'm sure McGuire is Irish.
Ancestry.com: (U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index):
There are 4,752 names of McGuire, but here are a few:
Name Birth Year Arrival Year and Place
Bernard McGuire Texas
Cornedy McGuire Scott Co., Indiana
Delia McGuire New York
Edward McGuire New York
Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851:
There are 2,336 results, but here are a few:
Name Age Gender Native Country Ship/Date
Margt McGuire 70 F Ireland Empire State 1851
P. McGuire 66 M Great Britain 2036/ 1847
Roger McGuire 64 M Great Britain Pacific/ 1846
Grace McGuire 64 F Great Britain 2036/1847
Alice McGuire 60 F Ireland Marmion/ 1847
There are 32,929 records for McGuire and 97 results for Nancy McGuire.
Google Results for "Surname: McGuire":
The name means "son of Odhar" Some historical background indicates the name Mag Uidhir, Maguire or McGuire stems from teh Magi of Eire who were the priests of ancient Ireland. The name is most often associated with County Fermanagh.
House of Names (.com):
Spelling Variations: Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.