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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name McGonagle is Mag Congail, which means son of the most valorous one.

McGonagle Early Origins



The surname McGonagle was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGonagle Spelling Variations


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McGonagle Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the McGonagle family name include MacGonigle, MacGonagle, Magonagle, Magonigele and many more.

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McGonagle Early History


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McGonagle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGonagle research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGonagle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGonagle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGonagle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGonagle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGonagle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine McGonagle, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John McGonagle, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Eleanor McGonagle, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Patrick McGonagle, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Hanna McGonagle, aged 11 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGonagle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J McGonagle landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGonagle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGonagle (post 1700)



  • Richard Francis McGonagle (b. 1946), American voice actor, known for his work in General Hospital (1963), (500) Days of Summer (2009) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
  • Captain William Loren McGonagle (1925-1999), United States Naval officer who received the Medal of Honor
  • Geoffrey McGonagle (b. 1974), Irish dual GAA player
  • De Clan McGonagle (b. 1953), Irish director at the Orchard Gallery in Derry
  • Stephen McGonagle (1914-2002), Irish trade unionist, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (1972-1973)
  • William "Peter" McGonagle (1904-1956), Scottish footballer
  • Dean McGonagle (b. 1994), English child actor who appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale playing the character Luke Dingle from 2004 to 2006

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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. 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).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. 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).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The McGonagle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGonagle 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 15 December 2015 at 15:25.

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