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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)



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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. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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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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