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This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Ualghairg", composed of the elements "mac", son of, with the personal name "Ualgharg", apparently of Old Celtic elements meaning "proud" and "fierce". Golden and Goldrick are recorded as synonymous around Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle. M(a)c Goldrick is numerous in Co. Fermanagh, where it is recorded in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1665 - 1666. The form McGoldrick was also widely used in Co. Mayo (where Golden has now largely superseded it), at least up to the end of the 18th Century, as records of householders and the like attest; it also occurs several times in the ecclesiastical records of Raphoe.

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Sean-Isaac McGoldrick. Born 1993 Death: contemporary / living


M great -- great Grandfather came to Canada in 1851 with his 10 year old son Hugh, They changed their last name to Golden, Hi dad was John and Mather was Mary

Bernadette Golden

Family of Padraig McGoldrick from Ulster, Newry near county Down, in America decendants are Goldens of Philadelphia area, anyone have any info?

John Golden

My last name is Golden and my dad told me that before my family came to America (in the mid 1800s) Their last name was McGoldrick and heard a story from my dad and uncle when they did some digging saying that there was something about a rape and one of my ancestors daughter was raped by 2 English soldiers and they killed the soldiers and fled to America and using the father’s mother’s maiden name of O’Goulding (I think that’s how you spell It) and eventually becoming Golden. I’ve also been doing research into the Mag Ualghairgs and how they were a branch family of the royal O’Rourke family of the kingdom of Breifne.


hi I am actually a mcgoldrick my self!

Nicholas McGoldrick

I’d like to know the history of my name and family


My great GrandMother is Helen McGoldrick mother of Francis McGoldrick My grand father. I was told My Great Grand Mother emigrated to America in 1905. She transitioned from the flesh in the 80's that be ng all I know. I know allready Mac Ualghairgh is title proper however do not know how to pronounce.


My grandmother was born in Mayo around 1860... Bridget MC Goldrick. , brother Joseph. Father maybe James , mother ... Maybe Elizabeth. He sent them to America and then never joined them . I heard he had an alcohol problem .

William McGoldrick

I know as much as I have an ancestor the ride with the outlaw Jesse James and possibly date back to the brother of the king of Ireland would like to find out more.

Juniece Thomsen

I'm wanting as much information as I can get about the McGoldrick line.


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