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

McGroarty Early Origins



The surname McGroarty 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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McGroarty Spelling Variations


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McGroarty Spelling Variations



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

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McGroarty Early History


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McGroarty Early History



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

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McGroarty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGroarty Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGroarty 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:

McGroarty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cassie McGroarty, aged 18, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1899

McGroarty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McGroarty, aged 70, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1902
  • Rachel McGroarty, aged 26, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1902
  • John McGroarty, aged 21, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1903
  • Julia McGroarty, aged 20, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1903
  • Katherine McGroarty, aged 25, who arrived in America from County Donegal, Ireland, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGroarty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGroarty (post 1700)



  • John Steven McGroarty (1862-1944), American poet, lawyer, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1935-1939)
  • Lee McGroarty, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chino, California, 2012
  • John Steven McGroarty (1862-1944), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1935-39; Candidate in primary for Secretary of State of California, 1938
  • John McGroarty, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 9th District, 1874-77
  • J. Courtney McGroarty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Stephen J McGroarty, American Colonel of the 61st Ohio at Gettysburg
  • Charles N McGroarty, American civil servant, eponym of the Liberty Ship, SS Charles N. McGroarty, launched in 1943
  • James Martin "Jimmy" McGroarty (b. 1957), former Northern Irish footballer
  • Chris McGroarty (b. 1981), Scottish professional footballer
  • Thomas "Tom" McGroarty, American politician, Mayor of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (1996-2004)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The McGroarty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGroarty 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 19 February 2016 at 14:45.

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