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Enright History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Irish name Enright has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The Enright surname is derived from the Gaelic Mac Ionnrachtaigh, derived from either the word "ionnrachtach," which means "lawful," or a form of the word "indrecht," which means "attack."


Early Origins of the Enright family


The surname Enright was first found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Enright family


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Enright Spelling Variations


The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Enright were encountered in the archives: Enright, Enraghty, Enratty, Hanraghty, Hanratty, MacKenraght, MacEnraghty, Kenraghty, Kenratty, O'Hanraghty, O'Hanratty, O'Hanfey and many more.

Early Notables of the Enright family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Enright family to the New World and Oceana


In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Enright family came to North America quite early:

Enright Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Enright who settled in New England in 1803
  • Edward Enright, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [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)
  • James Enright, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [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)
  • Patrick, Daniel and John Enright, who all, who settled in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
  • John Enright, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Enright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael J Enright, who landed in Arkansas in 1901 [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)
  • Patrick Enright, who landed in Arkansas in 1904 [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)

Enright Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Enright, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1804
  • Patrick Enright, who was recorded in Ottawa, Canada in 1829
  • Michael Enright, who was in the customs house records for Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834
  • Michael Enright, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Johanna Enright, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
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Enright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Enright, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  • Mary Enright, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/trafalgar1854.shtml.
  • Bridget Enright, aged 34, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"
  • Michael Enright, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • Ann Enright, aged 27, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
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Enright Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Enright, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Helen Enright, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • John Enright, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Mary Enright, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Thomas Enright, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Enright (post 1700)


  • James Enright (1910-1981), American professional basketball referee
  • Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968), American children's author and illustrator
  • Barry Ryan Enright (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Thomas M. Enright, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1938
  • M. J. Enright, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1904
  • John M. Enright, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1974
  • John J. Enright, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Detroit, Michigan, 1893-97
  • Jean L. Enright, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • H. Frances Enright, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996 (alternate), 2000
  • George W. Enright, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/trafalgar1854.shtml.


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