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The original Gaelic form of the McGough surname is Mag Eochagain, a patronymic derived from the personal name Eochaidh.

McGough Early Origins



The surname McGough was first found in the county of Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, in the barony of Moycashel at Kilbeggan where they held a family seat from ancient times. Traditionally, the McGoughs are said to descend from Fiacha, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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McGough Spelling Variations


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McGough 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 McGough revealed many variations, including Geoghegan, Gagahan, Gahagan, Gahaghan, Gaghan, Gegan, MacGeoghegan, Geohan and many more.

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McGough Early History


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McGough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGough research. Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1186, 1291, 1580, 1600, 1603, 1650, 1689, 1702, 1763, and 1800 are included under the topic Early McGough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Conal MacGeoghegan (circa 1580-1650) Chief of the sept MacGeoghegan, historian who translated the Annals of Clonmacnoise; James MacGeoghegan (1702-1763) of Westmeath...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGough 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name McGough:

McGough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McGough, aged 28, landed in Rhode Island in 1812
  • John McGough, who arrived in New York in 1826
  • Bernard McGough, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

McGough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William McGough, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGough (post 1700)



  • John F. McGough, American football player and coach
  • Thomas McGough, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Venango County, 1897-98
  • Peter McGough, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Portage, Pennsylvania, 1885-89
  • Kent B. McGough, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972
  • George C. McGough, American politician, Mayor of Largo, Florida, 1982-92
  • Carrie McGough, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • John McGough (1876-1967), Scottish runner who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Mark McGough (b. 1984), Australian rules football player
  • Phillip McGough, English television actor
  • Roger Joseph McGough CBE (b. 1937), English performance poet

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McGough Historic Events


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McGough Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. James R. McGough, aged 25, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9
  • Mr. James Robert McGough, aged 35, American First Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 7

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McGough Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. 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.
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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    The McGough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGough 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 14 March 2016 at 02:01.

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