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All Irish surnames have underlying meanings that can be traced back to their fullest points when the names first appeared in a Gaelic form. The name McDonogh originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

McDonogh Early Origins



The surname McDonogh was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McDonogh Spelling Variations


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McDonogh Spelling Variations



One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the McDonogh family name include Donaghey, McDonogh, McDonnogh, McDonagh and many more.

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McDonogh Early History


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McDonogh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDonogh research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1746, 1728, 1746, 1779, 1850, 1878 and 1916 are included under the topic Early McDonogh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDonogh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDonogh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDonogh 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



North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name McDonogh:

McDonogh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas McDonogh, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

McDonogh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McDonogh, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Richard McDonogh, aged 11, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Catherine McDonogh, aged 50, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Hugh McDonogh, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • James McDonogh, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDonogh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William McDonogh, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland

McDonogh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A E McDonogh landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDonogh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDonogh (post 1700)



  • John McDonogh (1779-1850), American entrepreneur and philanthropist who gave his estate to public education in New Orleans and Baltimore
  • Bob McDonogh (1900-1945), American racecar driver, active from 1924 to 1932

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The McDonogh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDonogh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 August 2015 at 08:26.

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