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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McGrorey originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.

McGrorey Early Origins



The surname McGrorey was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGrorey Spelling Variations


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McGrorey Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name McGrorey include MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McGrorey Early History


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McGrorey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGrorey research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1298, and 1800 are included under the topic Early McGrorey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGrorey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGrorey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGrorey 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name McGrorey to North America:

McGrorey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McGrorey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Patrick McGrorey, aged 21, who arrived in America from Donegal, in 1899

McGrorey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rose McGrorey, aged 21, who arrived in America from Ireland, in 1904
  • Lizzie McGrorey, aged 29, who arrived in America from Bettenbet, Co. Cavan, in 1905
  • William McGrorey, aged 22, who arrived in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1906
  • Catherine McGrorey, aged 30, who arrived in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Patrick McGrorey, aged 19, who arrived in America from Ballintra, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The McGrorey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGrorey 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 08:44.

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