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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Ginty family in Ireland was O Fionnachta, which is derived from the words "fionn," meaning "fair," and "sneachta," meaning "snow."

Ginty Early Origins



The surname Ginty was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, enjoying a common heritage with the O'Cahans and the O'Neills. They were descended from the Princes of Limavady in Derry, specifically Conchobhar (Connor) a younger brother of Niall Frasach, brother of the King of Ireland. Descended from Connor was Gruagan of the Grogans, Dungan, Cathan, Cathusach, Dermod, to his son Con Cionntach, who was first to assume the name of MacGinty, which anglicized is MacGinty and Ginty.

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Ginty Spelling Variations


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Ginty Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Ginty revealed many variations, including Maginty, MacGinty, McGinty, Ginty, Ginity, Maginnity, O'Ginty, Genty, MacGenty and many more.

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Ginty Early History


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Ginty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ginty research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ginty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ginty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ginty Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ginty 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Ginty family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Ginty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Ginty, aged 60, arrived in New York NY in 1847
  • Mary Ginty, aged 60, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Catherine Ginty settled in New York State in 1850
  • Geo Ginty, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854

Ginty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Ginty, aged 3, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Patrick Ginty, aged 2, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Stephen Ginty, aged 5, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • William Ginty, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Ginty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Ginty, aged 35, a housemaid, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Mary Ginty, aged 15, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginty (post 1700)



  • George Clay Ginty (1840-1890), Canadian-born, American politician, military officer during the American Civil War and newspaperman
  • David D. Ginty (b. 1962), American neuroscientist and developmental biologist
  • John P. Ginty (b. 1965), American Republican politician
  • James Francis Lawrence Ginty (b. 1980), American actor known for his role in the film K-19: The Widowmaker and for playing multiple roles for Disney
  • John Ginty (b. 1972), American organist, keyboard player, and session musician
  • Robert Winthrop Ginty (1948-2009), American movie actor, producer, scenarist, and director
  • Rory Ginty (b. 1977), former Irish football midfielder who played from 1994 to 2000

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Felis demulcata mitis
Motto Translation: A stroked cat is gentle.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Ginty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ginty 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.

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