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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 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

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MacGonigle Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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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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