Mcgrath Family History & Genealogy

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Mcgrath Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jan 13, 2021

History

The Clan McGrath (Irish: Clann Mac Craith), is an Irish Clan. The name McGrath is derived from Mac Craith, recorded in other written texts as Mag Craith, Mag Raith and Macraith, including the Annals of the Four Masters and the Annals of Ulster. McGrath is a surname of ancient Irish origin, and is borne by the descendants of a number of septs, each with a common origin in the Kingdom of Thomond, a Kingdom that existed before the Norman invasion and located in north Munster.

Name Origin

Tradition states the McGraths are of Dál gCais or Dalcassian ancestry, stemming from Cormac Cas, King of the Province of Muster in the 3rd century AD. The Irish surname Mac Craith is considered to be patronymic in origin, being a name derived from the first name of the original bearer. The prefix ‘Mac’ in Mac Craith, denotes ‘son of’ and the commonly accepted translation of ‘Craith’ is Grace / Prosperity or Divine Grace. Therefore, the literal translation of McGrath is ‘son of divine grace’.

Spellings & Pronunciations

The most widely used anglicised spelling of Mac Craith is McGrath. However other variants exist, including Magrath, McGraw, Macrae, MacCrae, McCreagh, MacGraith, Megrath, MacReagh, MacCraw, McCreath, MacGrae, Makrayth, McKray. These are simply anglicised variations of the same name.

Nationality & Ethnicity

McGrath is a surname of ancient Irish origin

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Early Mcgraths

These are the earliest records we have of the Mcgrath family.

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1774 - 1868
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1784 - 1886
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1775 - Unknown
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1795 - 1868
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1796 - 1870
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1797 - 1871
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1799 - 1901
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1801 - 1886
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1802 - 1902

Mcgrath Family Members

Mcgrath Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Mcgrath Biographies

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Unknown - Unknown
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Dec 16, 1913 - Aug 15, 2008
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Jun 2, 1925 - November 1981
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Jun 29, 1906 - April 1975
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Feb 3, 1911 - Mar 22, 1992
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Jul 26, 1963 - May 1996
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Feb 28, 1963 - Apr 17, 1995
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Jan 13, 1923 - February 1979
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May 9, 1966 - Jul 22, 1998
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Mar 9, 1884 - October 1973
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Dec 17, 1922 - Dec 24, 2002
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c. 1839 - Apr 15, 1911
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c. 1864 - Aug 10, 1919
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c. 1849 - Dec 18, 1899
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Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 28, 1967
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Unknown - Unknown
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1834 - 1918
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1924 - Unknown

Mcgrath Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Mcgrath family member is 66.0 years old according to our database of 19,378 people with the last name Mcgrath that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

66.0 years

Oldest Mcgraths

These are the longest-lived members of the Mcgrath family on AncientFaces.

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Jan 28, 1810 - June 1917
107 years
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May 21, 1899 - Dec 9, 2005
106 years
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May 28, 1896 - Jun 10, 2001
105 years
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Nov 24, 1902 - Dec 31, 2007
105 years
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c. 1800 - Feb 20, 1905
105 years
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Nov 28, 1897 - Mar 15, 2002
104 years
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Sep 19, 1891 - Mar 11, 1995
103 years
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c. 1843 - Apr 29, 1946
103 years
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Jun 3, 1888 - Dec 13, 1990
102 years
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Feb 1, 1901 - Jan 11, 2004
102 years

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