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Many variations of the name McCawley have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhlaoibh. The former name denotes a son of Auley, while the later denotes a son of Auliffe or a son of Humphrey. They claim descent through the Heremon line of Irish kings. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


McCawley Early Origins



The surname McCawley was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where at one time the area which is now Ballyloughnoe was once called "McGawley's Country." There is another sept named Mac Amhlaoibh in Gaelic which were a branch of the MacGuires and mainly found in County Fermanagh. This branch gave their name to Clanawley. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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McCawley Spelling Variations


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McCawley Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname McCawley can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacAulay, MacAwley, MacAuley, MacAullay, MacAulley, MacAwlay, MacCaulay, MacCawley, MacGawley, Magawley, Cauley, Caulay, McCamley and many more.

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McCawley Early History


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McCawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCawley research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1787 and 1841 are included under the topic Early McCawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCawley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McCawley family came to North America quite early:

McCawley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McCawley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Neal McCawley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

McCawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McCawley, aged 31, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Thomas McCawley, who arrived in Arkansas in 1885

McCawley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McCawley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1838

McCawley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McCawley, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCawley (post 1700)



  • Charles Laurie McCawley (1865-1935), American officer who served in the Spanish-American War and World War I, one of 23 Marine Corps officers awarded the Marine Corps Brevet Medal for bravery
  • Jim McCawley (1942-1997), American Emmy Award winning screenwriter and former television producer of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • James David McCawley (1938-1999), Scottish-born, American linguist
  • Charles Grymes McCawley (1827-1891), American officer, the eighth Commandant of the Marine Corps, eponym of two ships: USS McCawley (DD-276), a Clemson-class destroyer, and the USS McCawley (APA-4), a transport
  • Deborah J. McCawley Q. c., Canadian justice, judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba
  • Leon McCawley (b. 1973), British classical pianist
  • Thomas William McCawley (1881-1925), Australian Chief Justice of Queensland

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McCawley Historic Events


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McCawley Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas W. McCawley (d. 1912), aged 36, English Gymnasium Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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McCawley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. 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).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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