McGrorty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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There are many Irish surnames being used today that are almost indistingushiable from their ancient forms. McGrorty originally appeared in Gaelic as MacRobhartaigh," or "son of Robhartaigh," an old personal name derived from the Irish word "robharta" meaning "full tide."
Early Origins of the McGrorty family
The surname McGrorty 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.
Important Dates for the McGrorty family
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McGrorty Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roarty, O'Roarty, McRoarty, MacRoarty, Mcgroarty and many more.
Early Notables of the McGrorty family (pre 1700)
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McGrorty migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McGrorty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James McGrorty, aged 20, a carpenter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
- Kitty McGrorty, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the schooner "Susan Jane" from Ballyshannon, Ireland
Contemporary Notables of the name McGrorty (post 1700)
- William B. McGrorty (1825-1865), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1857-58 
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