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Many variations of the name MacGuirt have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word "odhar," meaning "dun-colored;" in the genitive case, the word is "uidhir."

Early Origins of the MacGuirt family


The surname MacGuirt was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the MacGuirt family

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Early History of the MacGuirt family


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MacGuirt Spelling Variations

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MacGuirt Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name MacGuirt dating from that time include Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.

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Early Notables of the MacGuirt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacGuirt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacGuirt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the MacGuirt family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the MacGuirt family relocated to North American shores quite early: Dennis McGuire, who settled in New England in 1772; Arthur, Bernard, Catherine, Daniel, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Robert, Thomas, and William McGuire, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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