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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The name McIlroy has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Giolla Rua, which means son of the red-haired youth.

McIlroy Early Origins



The surname McIlroy was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they were the Chiefs of Clonderlaw, conjecturally descended from Tiobraid, son of Iral Glunmhar, King of Ulster. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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McIlroy Spelling Variations


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McIlroy Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname McIlroy were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Gilroy, Kilroy, MacGilroy, MacElroy, MacGreevy, Greevy, MacGilrea, McGilroy, McElroy, McGreevy, McGilrea, MacIlrea, McIlrea, Magilroy, Magilrea, MacElry, McElry, MacIlree and many more.

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McIlroy Early History


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McIlroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIlroy research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1638 and 1640 are included under the topic Early McIlroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIlroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIlroy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McIlroy 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



North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of McIlroy:

McIlroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McIlroy, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Antrim, in 1894

McIlroy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizbeth McIlroy, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Armagh, Ireland, in 1907
  • James McIlroy, aged 22, who landed in America from Newry, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bella McIlroy, aged 27, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
  • Daniel McIlroy, aged 48, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911
  • Dolly McIlroy, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIlroy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. John McIlroy U.E. who settled in Didgeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the 74th Highland Regiment, married to Elizabeth having 10 children [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McIlroy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna Caroline McIlroy, aged 50, who settled in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1916
  • Cecil McIlroy, aged 14, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1924
  • Frances McIlroy, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1924

McIlroy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William McIlroy, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

McIlroy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles McIlroy, aged 25, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Margaret McIlroy, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Agnes McIlroy, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • James McIlroy, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlroy (post 1700)



  • Malcolm Douglas McIlroy (b. 1932), American mathematician, engineer, and programmer, co-creator of the Hunt–McIlroy algorithm
  • Mary McIlroy, American politician, Representative from California 10th District, 2009
  • Bernard McIlroy, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 2000
  • James "Jimmy" McIlroy MBE (b. 1931), Northern Irish former footballer
  • Samuel Baxter "Sammy" McIlroy (b. 1954), Northern Irish former international footballer
  • Rory McIlroy MBE (b. 1989), Northern Irish professional golfer, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open
  • William J. McIlroy (1928-2013), British secularist and atheist activist, writer and editor of Freethinker, General Secretary of the National Secular Society
  • William "Bill" McIlroy (b. 1883), Australian rules footballer
  • Kate McIlroy (b. 1981), New Zealand athlete who represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games (2006)
  • Dame Anne Louise McIlroy DBE (1874-1968), British doctor, one of the first women medical graduates from Glasgow University in 1898
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McIlroy Historic Events


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McIlroy Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Archibald Mcilroy, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  11. ...

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