The Gaelic name used by the McGul family in ancient Ireland
was Mac Ciele, which is derived from the word ciele, which means companion.
Early Origins of the McGul family
The surname McGul was first found in County Mayo
(Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Connacht
, from before the 12th century.
Early History of the McGul family
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McGul Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McGul family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including MacHale, McHale, MacHail, McHail, McCale, MacCale and others.
Early Notables of the McGul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McGul family to the New World and Oceana
saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine
struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many McGuls: Anthony, James, John, Martin, Patrick, Peter and Richard MacHale all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.