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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name McGunnigle is Mag Congail, which means son of the most valorous one.

McGunnigle Early Origins



The surname McGunnigle 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 held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGunnigle Spelling Variations


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McGunnigle Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McGunnigle that are preserved in archival documents are MacGonigle, MacGonagle, Magonagle, Magonigele and many more.

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McGunnigle Early History


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McGunnigle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGunnigle research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGunnigle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGunnigle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGunnigle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGunnigle 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the McGunnigle name:

McGunnigle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony McGunnigle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • Hugh M McGunnigle, aged 23, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • Frank McGunnigle, who arrived in Arkansas in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGunnigle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGunnigle (post 1700)



  • William Henry "Bill" McGunnigle (1855-1899), American baseball manager from 1879 to 1882

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McGunnigle Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The McGunnigle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGunnigle 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2015 at 08:06.

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