Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Monagle is Mag Congail, which means son of the most valorous one.
Early Origins of the Monagle family
The surname Monagle 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.
Early History of the Monagle family
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Monagle 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 Monagle that are preserved in archival documents are MacGonigle, MacGonagle, Magonagle, Magonigele and many more.
Early Notables of the Monagle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monagle family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Monagle name: James MacGonagal settled in Newcastle in 1803; Edward, James, Patrick, MacGonagle all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Edward, George, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, MacGonegal all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Monagle (post 1700)
- M. E. Monagle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Shaun Monagle, Australian political candidate for Mordialloc in the 2002 Victorian state election
- Billy Monagle (1876-1941), former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in 1899