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The Irish name Garrity was originally written in a Gaelic form as Mag Oireachtaigh, which is derived from the word "oireachtach," referring to a member of an assembly. Translating the name into English produces no less than seventeen different synonyms. But the origin of the name is most intriguing. In the 12th century, the name was simply O Roduibh but a Oireachtach O Roduibh at that time caused the name to be shortened to Oireachtach, their present form.

Garrity Early Origins



The surname Garrity was first found in counties Roscommon and Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were one of the Hi Maine Septs in Kelly's country. They were direct descendants of the O'Connors, Kings of Connacht, and the Chief of the Clann was one of the four royal chiefs under the O'Connor. The tree on the Coat of Arms illustrates their descendancy from the O'Connors.

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Garrity Spelling Variations


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Garrity Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Garrity dating from that time include Gerrity, Gerty, Gerighty, Gerighaty, Gerety, Gerahty, Garraty, Geraty, Jerety, McGerity, MacGeraghty, MacGartie, MacGarty and many more.

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Garrity Early History


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Garrity Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garrity research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1585, 1744 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Garrity History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garrity Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garrity Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garrity Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Garrity family in North America:

Garrity Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Garrity, aged 57, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Anne Garrity, who settled in New York State in 1846
  • James Garrity, who came to New York in 1846
  • Mary Garrity, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
  • Thomas Garrity, aged 23, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrity Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Garrity, aged 37, who settled in America from Tullarmore, in 1905
  • Annie Garrity, aged 22, who landed in America from Kilmeena, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bridget Garrity, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Cliffergool, Ireland, in 1907
  • Betsy Garrity, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Catherine Garrity, aged 22, who landed in America from Westport, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrity (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrity (post 1700)



  • Francis Joseph Garrity (1908-1962), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • John Paul "Jack" Garrity (b. 1926), American retired ice hockey player
  • Wendell Arthur Garrity Jr. (1920-1999), United States federal judge
  • Joan Theresa Garrity (b. 1940), American author
  • Chris Garrity (b. 1981), American professional lacrosse goaltender
  • Patrick Joseph Garrity (b. 1976), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Gregg David Garrity (b. 1960), former professional American football wide receiver
  • Kenneth Garrity (b. 1935), retired English professional footballer
  • Freddie Garrity (1936-2006), British singer and actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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    The Garrity Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garrity Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 15:39.

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