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There are many Irish surnames being used today that are almost indistingushiable from their ancient forms. MacGroarty originally appeared in Gaelic as MacRobhartaigh," or "son of Robhartaigh," an old personal name derived from the Irish word "robharta" meaning "full tide."

MacGroarty Early Origins



The surname MacGroarty 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 were the coarbs (hereditary lay lords) of the church of St. Columcille in Tory Island.

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MacGroarty Early History


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MacGroarty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacGroarty research. Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1663, 1479 and 1597 are included under the topic Early MacGroarty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGroarty Spelling Variations


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MacGroarty Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roarty, O'Roarty, McRoarty, MacRoarty, Mcgroarty and many more.

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MacGroarty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGroarty Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John McGroarty, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840; Hugh McGroarty, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1851 and 1853; Patrick McGroarty, who settled in Massachusetts in 1852.

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