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.
(Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of
from ancient times.
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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.
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, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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
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McGrory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Edward McGrory, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
- Hugh McGrory, aged 29, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
- John McGrory, aged 66, a blacksmith, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834