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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)
  • 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
  • Lee McGroarty, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chino, California, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John McGroarty, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 9th District, 1874-77 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Courtney McGroarty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  5. 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.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  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.

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