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While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name McGinnes is Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis, which mean "son of Angus."

McGinnes Early Origins



The surname McGinnes was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGinnes Spelling Variations


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McGinnes Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname McGinnes were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Genis, Guinness, Magennis, Guinnessy, McGuinness and many more.

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McGinnes Early History


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McGinnes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGinnes research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1543, 1584, 1640, 1703, 1797, 1798, 1868 and 1759 are included under the topic Early McGinnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGinnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGinnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Hugo Magennis (d. 1640) who was the Franciscan Bishop of Down and Connor; the second Viscount Iveagh, Brian Magennis who was killed in action in 1703; Richard and Richard the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGinnes 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



Ireland, as an English-controlled colony in the 19th century, suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands of its native people. The system of land ownership often did not sufficiently provide for the tenants who farmed the land. This was most clearly evidenced in the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Previous years of great demand for grain products and livestock had run the land down. Many landowners foreseeing an upcoming crisis often removed families from the land or forced them to rely on pitifully small plots where only a subsistence living could be made. When the famines of 1845, 46, and 48 hit, many had nothing. Disease and starvation became widespread and families boarded ships for elsewhere any way they could. Those who went to America were instrumental in developing the industrial power known today: many Irish were employed in hard labor positions in factories and in building the bridges, canals, roads, and railways necessary for a strong industrial nation. Research of early immigration and passenger lists has shown that many bearers of the name McGinnes:

McGinnes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul McGinnes, who landed in Virginia in 1776

McGinnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter McGinnes, aged 24, arrived in America in 1822
  • John McGinnes, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGinnes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGinnes (post 1700)



  • Clair E. McGinnes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 7th District, 1926
  • Francis "Frank" McGinnes (1870-1892), Scottish footballer, active 1889–1892

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McGinnes Historic Events


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McGinnes Historic Events




Flight 191

  • W Mcginnes, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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McGinnes Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The McGinnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGinnes 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 5 April 2016 at 12:02.

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