Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name MacMonagle is Mag Congail, which means son of the most valorous one.
Early Origins of the MacMonagle family
The surname MacMonagle 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.
Early History of the MacMonagle family
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MacMonagle Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations
. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name MacMonagle revealed many variations, including MacGonigle, MacGonagle, Magonagle, Magonigele and many more.
Early Notables of the MacMonagle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacMonagle family to the New World and Oceana
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 MacMonagle:
MacMonagle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Beverly MacMonagle, who arrived in America, in 1906
- Douglas MacMonagle, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1912
- Minnie Corbitt MacMonagle, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1914
- Minnier MacMonagle, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name MacMonagle (post 1700)
- Douglas MacMonagle, American volunteer fighter pilot, member of the Lafayette Flying Corps