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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name MacGonigle is Mag Congail, which means son of the most valorous one.

MacGonigle Early Origins



The surname MacGonigle was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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MacGonigle Spelling Variations


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MacGonigle Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name MacGonigle family name. Variations found include MacGonigle, MacGonagle, Magonagle, Magonigele and many more.

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MacGonigle Early History


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MacGonigle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacGonigle research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacGonigle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGonigle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGonigle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacGonigle 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name MacGonigle:

MacGonigle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles, Edward, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Samuel, and William MacGonigle all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacGonigle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacGonigle (post 1700)



  • John MacGonigle, American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1877-84 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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MacGonigle Family Crest Products


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MacGonigle Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. 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).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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The MacGonigle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacGonigle 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 15 January 2016 at 12:26.

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