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The name MacGilrea has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Giolla Rua, which means son of the red-haired youth.

MacGilrea Early Origins



The surname MacGilrea was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they were the Chiefs of Clonderlaw, conjecturally descended from Tiobraid, son of Iral Glunmhar, King of Ulster. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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MacGilrea Early History


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MacGilrea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacGilrea research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1638 and 1640 are included under the topic Early MacGilrea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGilrea Spelling Variations


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MacGilrea Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled with much consistency during the Middle Ages. As the many spelling variations of the name MacGilrea dating from that time attests: Gilroy, Kilroy, MacGilroy, MacElroy, MacGreevy, Greevy, MacGilrea, McGilroy, McElroy, McGreevy, McGilrea, MacIlrea, McIlrea, Magilroy, Magilrea, MacElry, McElry, MacIlree and many more.

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MacGilrea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGilrea Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name MacGilrea: John MacElroy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798.

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