McManigal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McManigal originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Maghnuis, which means son of Manus. The personal name Manus, imported into Ireland by the Norse, is ultimately derived from the Latin forename Magnus.

Early Origins of the McManigal family

The surname McManigal was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the McManigal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McManigal research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early McManigal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McManigal Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McManigal dating from that time include MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.

Early Notables of the McManigal family (pre 1700)

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United States McManigal migration to the United States +

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McManigal:

McManigal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles McManigal, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name McManigal (post 1700) +

  • Dan McManigal, American musician, best known as guitar player for Unashamed, a Christian hardcore band
  • Jill McManigal, American co-founder of Kids for Peace, founded in 2006 in Carlsbad, California, now with over 100 chapters, spanning six continents
  • Tim McManigal (b. 1983), American Football linebacker on Facebook
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