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There are many Irish surnames being used today that are almost indistingushiable from their ancient forms. McGroartay originally appeared in Gaelic as MacRobhartaigh," or "son of Robhartaigh," an old personal name derived from the Irish word "robharta" meaning "full tide."

McGroartay Early Origins



The surname McGroartay 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 were the coarbs (hereditary lay lords) of the church of St. Columcille in Tory Island.

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McGroartay Spelling Variations


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McGroartay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roarty, O'Roarty, McRoarty, MacRoarty, Mcgroarty and many more.

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McGroartay Early History


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McGroartay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGroartay research. Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1663, 1479 and 1597 are included under the topic Early McGroartay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGroartay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGroartay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGroartay 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 or some of its variants were: John McGroarty, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840; Hugh McGroarty, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1851 and 1853; Patrick McGroarty, who settled in Massachusetts in 1852.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
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    The McGroartay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGroartay 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 28 April 2014 at 08:06.

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