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The name McGreevy has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Giolla Rua, which means son of the red-haired youth.

McGreevy Early Origins



The surname McGreevy was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they were the Chiefs of Clonderlaw, conjecturally descended from Tiobraid, son of Iral Glunmhar, King of Ulster. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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McGreevy Spelling Variations


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McGreevy Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name McGreevy revealed many spelling variations, including Gilroy, Kilroy, MacGilroy, MacElroy, MacGreevy, Greevy, MacGilrea, McGilroy, McElroy, McGreevy, McGilrea, MacIlrea, McIlrea, Magilroy, Magilrea, MacElry, McElry, MacIlree and many more.

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McGreevy Early History


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McGreevy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGreevy research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1638 and 1640 are included under the topic Early McGreevy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGreevy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGreevy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGreevy 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



During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation, and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name McGreevy:

McGreevy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McGreevy, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Patric John McGreevy, who arrived in Arkansas in 1876
  • Henry McGreevy, who landed in Arkansas in 1888

McGreevy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie McGreevy, aged 23, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1902
  • Catherine McGreevy, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Carrick Manor, in 1905
  • Ellen McGreevy, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, Ireland, in 1909
  • Alice McGreevy, aged 28, who landed in America from Ballylane, Armagh, Ireland, in 1909
  • James McGreevy, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Roscommon, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGreevy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget McGreevy, aged 24, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Mary McGreevy, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGreevy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGreevy (post 1700)



  • Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevy, American leader of the most vocal fans of the Boston Americans (now the Boston Red Sox) and pub owner of the Third Base Saloon
  • John McGreevy, American historian and Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame
  • James McGreevy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • David Martin James McGreevy (b. 1985), nicknamed "Bonzo, " an Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Jacskon McGreevy (b. 1994), Irish hurler who plays as a midfielder for the Antrim senior team
  • Sean Pol McGreevy (b. 1980), Irish actor, singer, composer and musical director
  • John H. C. McGreevy CM, FCA (1913-2004), Canadian community service volunteer recognized for his military service in the Second World War as prisoner of war
  • Rose Ann McGreevy (1945-2014), Australian sculptor
  • William James McGreevy (1899-1981), English professional footballer
  • Thomas McGreevy (1825-1897), Canadian politician who was expelled from the House of Commons for corruption and served one year in prison but after his release he was re-elected to Parliament in 1895
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  3. 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.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The McGreevy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGreevy 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.

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