× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


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.

Close

MacGonigle Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

MacGonigle Early History


Expand

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.

Close

MacGonigle Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name MacGonigle (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name MacGonigle (post 1700)



  • John MacGonigle, American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1877-84

Close

MacGonigle Family Crest Products


Expand

MacGonigle Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    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.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest