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This famous Irish clan surname descends from the early kings of Ireland. Recorded in the spellings of MacCarhty, McCarthy, MacCarty and McCarty, it is an anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Carthaigh", the prefix "Mac" denoting son of, plus the byname "Carthach" meaning "loving". Given that the clan were long famous for their territorial and disputes with their neighbours, may suggest that the name was a nickname, and an ironic one at that! Today the clan has some thirty thousand members within Ireland, the great majority still living in the their original homelands in County Cork.

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Dennis McCarthy 1810 - 1892 Cork Ireland


My great grandmother, was Mary Grace McCarty. Her father was Overton Gallant McCarty. His father was John McCarty who was married to Burchet Cook. I’m not sure what part of Ireland my family originates from but I would like to hear from any McCarty people.

Patricia McCarty

My grandfather was Thomas Jerome McCarty born in Chicago, Illinois June 7,1921. His father was Richard Edward (?) McCarty (he traded commodities in Chicago) and my great great grandfather came to America through Ellis Island and his name was Timothy Francis McCarty. My mom Mary Ellen McCarty told me that our family comes from Clare and Cork counties. I would love to learn more.

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