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The name MacGreavey 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.

MacGreavey Early Origins



The surname MacGreavey 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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MacGreavey Early History


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MacGreavey Early History



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

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MacGreavey Spelling Variations


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MacGreavey Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname MacGreavey are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of MacGreavey included 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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MacGreavey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGreavey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of MacGreavey: John MacElroy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798.

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