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Origin Displayed: Irish

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacGrath, MacGraw, MacGrauth, Magrath, Magraw and many more.

First found in county Clare where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernard, Bridget, Charles, Denis, Edward, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Mark, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Robert, Thomas McGrath all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

(From www.HouseOfNames.com Archives copyright © 2000 - 2009)



Suggested Readings for the name McGraw
Dunkin-Reid and Garner-McGraw-Mobley Families of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama by Dean Smith Cress, Early McGraw Families of Arkansas County, Arkansas by Carolyn Cloud Stanley.

Some noteworthy people of the name McGraw
  • Private First Class Francis X McGraw, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Darrell Vivian McGraw Jr. (b. 1936), West Virginian Democratic politician
  • Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915-2000), American author of children's books, three-time winner of the Newbery Honor Award
  • John Harte McGraw (1850-1910), American politician, 2nd Governor of Washington state
  • John Joseph "Muggsy" McGraw (1873-1934), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Phillip Calvin McGraw (b. 1950), best known as Dr. Phil, an American television personality, psychologist and author
  • James H. McGraw (1860-1948), co-founder of The McGraw-Hill Companies and President of the company from 1917-1928



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McGraw, sept of the Clan MacRae

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