McGoldrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The McGoldrick surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O Goilin" or "Mag Ualghairg," composed of the elements "mac," meaning "son of," and "Ualgharg," a personal name, whose elements mean "proud" and "fierce."
Early Origins of the McGoldrick family
The surname McGoldrick was first found in County Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland, in Leinster province, where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the McGoldrick family
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McGoldrick Spelling Variations
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name McGoldrick include MacGoldrick, MacGolrick, MacGoldrich and others.
Early Notables of the McGoldrick family (pre 1700)
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McGoldrick migration to the United States +
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name McGoldrick:
McGoldrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget McGoldrick, aged 22, who settled in America from Tyrone, in 1900
- Catherine McGoldrick, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Tyrone, in 1900
- Ellen McGoldrick, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Fermanagh, in 1900
- Celia McGoldrick, aged 26, who landed in America from Sligo, Ireland, in 1902
- Bridget McGoldrick, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Sligo, in 1903
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McGoldrick migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McGoldrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. James McGoldrick, aged 17 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 
- Miss. Catherine McGoldrick, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but she died on board 
- Mr. John McGoldrick, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Allan Kerr" departing 23rd June 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 4th August 1847 but he died on board 
McGoldrick migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
McGoldrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John McGoldrick, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" 
- Bridget McGoldrick, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
- Matilda McGoldrick, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
Contemporary Notables of the name McGoldrick (post 1700) +
- Mary E. McGoldrick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932 (alternate), 1936 
- John B. McGoldrick, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1885 
- Hugh J. McGoldrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1952 
- Edward J. McGoldrick, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1925-40; Defeated, 1920 
- Gráinne McGoldrick, Irish camogie player from Derry, recipient of the Camogie All Star Award in 2009
- Barry McGoldrick (b. 1985), Irish Gaelic team captain footballer for Derry
- Patrick McGoldrick (1865-1939), Irish politician
- Edward John Paul "Eddie" McGoldrick (b. 1965), former Irish footballer
- Michael McGoldrick (b. 1971), English born, Irish flute and tin whistle player
- Thomas Joseph "Tom" McGoldrick (b. 1929), English former footballer
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 44)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 87)
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html