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. 220.127.116.11. 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.
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
. 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 tothe 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
ORIREACHTACHO'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.