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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish, German
Pronounced Pron. KWAYD(Irish)  [key]

Meaning & History

As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.

As a German surname though, it may have been used as a either a nickname for an evil man (from Middle Low German quat meaning "evil, malicious, false") or a topographic name derived from Middle High German quat meaning "mud, dirt, refuse."
Added 7/28/2009 by anonymous
Edited 10/27/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou and Frollein Gladys