McGaroon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The original Gaelic form of McGaroon was Mac Carrghamhna, which is derived from the word "gamhan," which means "calf," and "carr," which has many meanings.
Early Origins of the McGaroon family
The surname McGaroon was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the McGaroon family
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McGaroon Spelling Variations
Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the McGaroon family name include MacCarron, MacCarroon, MacCarren and others.
Early Notables of the McGaroon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Redmond Caron (1605?-1666), Irish friar and author, born of a good family near Athlone, Westmeath. "He embraced the order of St. Francis in the convent...
Migration of the McGaroon family
In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of McGaroon: Alexander, James, and Patrick MacCarran, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Andrew, Anthony, Barney, James, John, Michael, and William MacCarren, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.