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

McGrory Early Origins



The surname McGrory 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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McGrory Spelling Variations


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McGrory Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McGrory family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McGrory Early History


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McGrory Early History



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

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McGrory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGrory Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGrory 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name McGrory or a variant listed above:

McGrory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary McGrory, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Henry C. McGrory, aged 43, who arrived in America from Donegal, in 1898

McGrory Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christina McGrory, aged 3, who arrived in America from Elderslie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Alex McGrory, aged 7, who arrived in America from Elderslie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Kate McGrory, aged 17, who arrived in America from Buncrana, Ireland, in 1908
  • Susan McGrory, aged 18, who arrived in America from Monaghan, Ireland, in 1908
  • Patrick McGrory, aged 16, who arrived in America from Monaghan, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGrory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward McGrory, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Hugh McGrory, aged 29, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John McGrory, aged 66, a blacksmith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrory (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrory (post 1700)



  • Matthew McGrory (1973-2005), American actor, known for his great height-7 foot 6 inches and had size 29˝ shoes
  • Amanda McGrory (b. 1986), American gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist wheelchair racer at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
  • Mary McGrory (1918-2004), American reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1975, for her articles about the Watergate scandal
  • John McGrory, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Shaun McGrory (b. 1968), English footballer who played from 1986 to 1990
  • Scott McGrory (b. 1969), Australian silver medalist cyclist at the 1996 World Championships
  • Johnny McGrory (1915-1998), Scottish professional feather/light/welterweight boxer of the 1930s and 1940s
  • James Edward "Jimmy" McGrory (1904-1982), Scottish footballer and manager who played from 1922 to 1924, member of the Scotland National Team from 1928 to 1935 and managed from 1937 to 1965
  • Jackie McGrory (1941-2004), Scottish footballer who won three caps for the Scotland National football team
  • Robert Gerald "Bob" McGrory (1891-1954), Scottish footballer and football manager who played from 1919 to 1935, and managed from 1935-1953

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McGrory Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The McGrory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGrory 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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