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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 McDonough originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

McDonough Early Origins



The surname McDonough 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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McDonough Spelling Variations


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McDonough Spelling Variations



One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname McDonough were found in the many archives researched. These included Donaghey, McDonogh, McDonnogh, McDonagh and many more.

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McDonough Early History


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McDonough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDonough 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 McDonough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDonough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDonough Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name McDonough:

McDonough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McDonough, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Michael McDonough, who landed in America in 1812
  • Richard McDonough, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Ignatius McDonough, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • James McDonough, who landed in New York in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDonough Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McDonough, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • James McDonough, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Charles McDonough, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1833
  • Cecily McDonough, aged 50, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Biddy McDonough, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDonough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McDonough, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • Agnes McDonough, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green"
  • Michael McDonough, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Mary McDonough, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • John McDonough, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDonough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McDonough landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Michael McDonough, aged 48, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Catherine McDonough, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Michael McDonough, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Mary McDonough, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDonough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDonough (post 1700)



  • John Joseph McDonough (1849-1926), American politician and businessman, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1882 and 1883
  • Hubert Boniface McDonough (b. 1963), retired American professional ice hockey center
  • Gordon Leo McDonough (1895-1968), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1945-1963)
  • Denis Richard McDonough (b. 1969), American 27th and current White House Chief of Staff (2013-)
  • Bridget McDonough, American co-founder of Light Opera Works
  • Brian McDonough MD, American four-time Emmy Award winning physician, writer, and media personality, Chairman of the Family Medicine Department at St. Francis Medical Center
  • Ann Patrice McDonough (b. 1985), retired American competitive figure skater, 2002 World Junior Champion and the 2003 U.S. pewter medalist
  • William Joseph McDonough (b. 1934), former Federal Reserve Bank of New York chairman
  • Mary Elizabeth McDonough (b. 1961), American actress
  • Patrick McDonough (b. 1961), American track cyclist
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McDonough


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Suggested Readings for the name McDonough



  • Related Families by Carolyn Harris McDonough.

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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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McDonough Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    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 McDonough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDonough 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 7 December 2016 at 13:39.

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