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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
  • Daniel McGarry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Ann McGarry, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Mary McGarry, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1864
  • 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, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Louisa McGarry, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • William G. McGarry, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • John W. McGarry, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Sarah J. McGarry, aged 1, 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)



  • Maurice James "Mac" McGarry (1926-2013), American host of the television quiz show It's Academic
  • 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
  • John McGarry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956
  • Frank McGarry, American politician, Representative from New York 18th District, 1908
  • Everett J. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 9th District, 1956, 1958
  • Eugene L. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1918 (primary), 1920
  • Edward McGarry, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 20th District, 1853-54
  • E. F. McGarry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1956
  • Dominic McGarry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1952
  • ... (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




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Samuel Mcgarry, British Boy Telegraphist, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The McGarry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGarry 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 20 July 2016 at 13:22.

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