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More McGarity name variations/ origins
Posted by: ray mcgarity Date: August 22, 2001 at 04:43:14
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HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU SPELL MCGARITY ????????

THE MAC SIMPLEY MEANS "SON OF"
MC IS AN AMERICAN FILTERING OF MAG / MACK / MAC

1. MCGARITY "OF COURSE"
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2. MCCARARTY
3. MACGARAGHY
4. MACKGARRETHY
5. MACKGARRITT
6. MCGARRATY
7. MA-GARET
8. MAGARGIT
9. MAGARGY
10. MCGARETY
11. MARGARGY
12. MACGARRITY
13. MCGARRITY
14. MACGERAGHTY
15. MACGERITY
16. MCGARATY
17. MCGARETY
18. MCGARGY
18. MCGARRATY
19. MCGARRETY
20. MCGARRAUGH
21. MCGARRICK
22. MCGAUGHY
23. MCGAUGHEY
24. MCGARAUGH
25. MCGARRAGY
26. MCGERTY
27. MCGERTHY
28. MCGERETY
29. MCGARTIE (FROM EDENBOROGH, SCOTTLAND)
30. MCKARTE
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31. GARAGHTY

32. GARYTIE

33. GERAGHTY

34. GERATY

35. GERETY

36. GERITY

37. GEARTY

NOTES:
There seems to be a lot of different opinions regarding the origin and or
Hearldetry of the McGarity name and I want the person who reads this to know
that I will attempt to straighten this out.
From a forgotten Irish History book.
1. 2. 3. 4.
1a. MaGERAGHTY ( CELT ) SON OF OIRECHTACH OR AIREACHTACH = THE
5. 6.
NOBLE MAN ( IR. Mac OIRECHTEIGH OR Mac AIREACHTAIGH - MAC,
7.
SON + AIREACH, A NOBLE + TAIGH, GENIT. OF THE PLEN. SUFF. -

TACH ). THIS OCCURRENCE TOOK PLACE AROUND 800 - 1000 AD.

1b. MaG _ GER _ AGH _ TY
2b. CELT -
3b. OIRECHTACH
4b. AIREACHTACH
5b. OIRECHTEIGH
6b. Mac-AIREACHTACH
7b. AIREACH

From a book of Irish families.
2a. GERAGHTY - CELTIC IRISH 1790
- CONNAUGHT (LOCAL USAGE)
- 1790 CENSUS, IN USA - NY, PN, MA,VA, SC

From Irish pedigrees.
3a. GERAGHTY:
ARMS: Ar. a saltire and a border gu.
Cathal (or Charles), brother of Teige M'or who is no. 102 on the
"O'Conner" ( Connaught ) pedigree was the ancestor of
MagOrcachta; anglicized MacOiraghty, MacGeraghty, Geraghty,
Gerty, Garrett, Garratt, and Gerrotte.

Same.
4a
102. Cathal: son of Muirgheas.
103. Aodh ( or Hugh ): his son.
104. Morogh: his son
105. Duncath: his son
106. Orcacht ("orc:" Irish, a small warrior; acht," ger\n. achta, an act
): his son; a quo MacOrcachta.
107. Duncath M'or: his son; had two brothers - 1. Morogh, 2. Orcacht.
108. Duncath Oge: son of Duncath M'or
109. Duncath (4): his son.
110. Hugh: his son.
111. Malachi: his son.
112. Tumaltach ( or Timothy ) : his son.
113. Morogh: his son.
114. Donall: his son.
115. Connor: his son.
116. Timothy (2): his son.
117. Malachi (2): his son.
118. Manus: his son.
119. Manus - MacOiraghty: his son.

5a. Irish pedigrees
*** BREFNEY ***

* named Hy Briuin Breifne from it being possessed by the race of Brian.

* Brian, king of 4 th century Connaught, brother of Niall of the nine
hostages, son of Eochy Moyvane, monarch of Ireland from 357 to 365
AD. Eochy was of the race of Heremon.

* BRIAN had 24 sons. ( only 14 mentioned here )
O'CONNER
O'ROURKE
O'RIELLY
MacDERMOTT
MacDONOGH
O'FLAHERTY
O'MALLEY
MagOIRAGHTY, MacGERAGHTY, GERAGHTY
O'FALLON
O'FLYNN
MacGAURAN
MacTIERNAN
MacBRADY, BRADY
** These 14 are known as the Hy-Briuin race. **

*** There is a word of mouth story of a mcgarity from Ireland that came to
the US and did have 24 sons which hit the beach and scattered throughout the
land in early times. I received this from an old McGarity (barber) over in
Tennessee just before he died and i guess he was the only one who knew. I
regret that i did not know him better. Could this be the remanints of the okd
King Brian story ?????

* means hilly country

* several of the hills contain circular fortifications called " raths ",
several thousand exist today. This indicates a very large ancient
population.

* ancient territory comprised of county Cavan, Leitrim, and Meath, and a part
of the old barony of Carbury in Sligo. Remained this way untill the
reign of Queen Elizabeth.

* The O'Rourkes and O'Riellys maintained thier independence down until the
reign of James the first, and had considerable possessions untill the
Cromwellian wars, during which all the land was confiscated.

6a.
Irish pedigrees
MacOIREACHTAIGH or MacGERAGHTY

Of the same stock as the O'Conners of Connaught. In the annals of the four
masters, at AD 1278, MacOiraghty is mentioned as head chief of Siol Murray. a
term applied to the central parts of the county Roscommon; and in the 16 th
century, when deprived of thier territories, some of the clan Geraghty
settled in county Mayo and Sligo, and gave thier name to the island Innis
Murray, off of the coast of Sligo, on account of thier former title as head
chiefs of Siol Murray.

7a.
From a history of Wilson and Angline (McMullen) McGarity.
ORIREACHTACH O' RODUIBH

ORIREACHTACH O' RODUIBH
( member of the assembly ) ( prefix ) (actual first name )
Lived during the 12 th. century.
Appears to be the first of the name.
At a time when surmames were becomming popular.
A clan chief had his seat in county Galway in 1595.
MacGeriaght was his last name, means son of Geriaght.



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