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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, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John McGonagle, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Eleanor McGonagle, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Patrick McGonagle, aged 4, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Hanna McGonagle, aged 11 months, who 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, who 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. 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.
    10. 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).
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