The McGroty surname was Mag Reachtain in Irish Gaelic.
Early Origins of the McGroty family
The surname McGroty was first found in Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the McGroty family
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McGroty Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McGroty were encountered in the archives: Gratton, Grattan, MacGrattan and others.
Early Notables of the McGroty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McGroty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McGroty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Hugh McGroty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
The McGroty Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro patria vivere et mori
Motto Translation: For my country, I live and die