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The Irish name MacGarty 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.

MacGarty Early Origins



The surname MacGarty 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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MacGarty Spelling Variations


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MacGarty Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname MacGarty existed in the archives researched since ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced. The result is that a single person being recorded under several different spellings appears to be many different people. Different spellings that were found including Gerrity, Gerty, Gerighty, Gerighaty, Gerety, Gerahty, Garraty, Geraty, Jerety, McGerity, MacGeraghty, MacGartie, MacGarty and many more.

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MacGarty Early History


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MacGarty Early History



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

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MacGarty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGarty Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families immigrated to North America over the 18th and 19th centuries. The initial migrants carved out farms in the landscape or helped build cities by establishing businesses or offering the services of their specific trade. These modestly well off settlers differed from the Irish immigrants that would cross the Atlantic as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. These later immigrants were literally living on their hopes and prayers. They often left their disease and poverty-stricken homeland in search of opportunities that were unavailable to them in Ireland. When the Irish migrated to North America they proved themselves invaluable to its speedy development, and provided the continent with a unique portion of heritage. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name MacGarty: Robert Gerity who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858; Patrick Gerrity, also Peter and Phillip, all arrived in the 1860's; Sally McGarty arrived in New York State in 1847.

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    Other References

    1. 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).
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    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The MacGarty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacGarty 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 29 January 2014 at 13:06.

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