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The name McGarry has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Mag Fhearadhaigh, derived from the word "fearadhach," possibly meaning "manly."

McGarry Early Origins



The surname McGarry was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGarry Spelling Variations


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McGarry Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name McGarry revealed many variations, including Garry, Garrihy, Hare, O'Hare, O'Heihir, MacGarry and others.

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McGarry Early History


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McGarry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGarry research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1667 and 1668 are included under the topic Early McGarry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGarry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGarry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGarry 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



Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name McGarry or a variant listed above:

McGarry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter McGarry, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Daniel McGarry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann McGarry, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary McGarry, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann McGarry, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

McGarry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie McGarry, aged 23, who landed in America from Leitrim, in 1900
  • Annie McGarry, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1907
  • Alice McGarry, aged 17, who settled in America from Leitrim, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie McGarry, aged 29, who landed in America from Cootehill, Ireland, in 1910
  • Annie McGarry, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Doomihar, Ireland, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGarry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob McGarry, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Louisa McGarry, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • William G. McGarry, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • John W. McGarry, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Sarah J. McGarry, aged 1, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGarry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGarry (post 1700)



  • Thomas F. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ionia, Michigan, 1887; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888
  • Sally McGarry, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988
  • Robert S. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Peter J. McGarry (b. 1871), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1914-18; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1919-26
  • Michael T. McGarry, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1981 (Republican), 2003
  • Patrick Henry McGarry (1860-1935), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 52nd District, 1909-10, 1913-14; Member of Minnesota State Senate 52nd District, 1915-22
  • Marty Ann McGarry, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Nevada, 2012
  • Joseph H. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • John J. McGarry, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New London; Elected 1930, 1932
  • John J. McGarry, American politician, Mayor of Putnam, Connecticut, 1909, 1917
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McGarry Historic Events


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McGarry Historic Events




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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: Fear garbh ar mait
Motto Translation: Here is a good rough man.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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