Mcconaghy Family History
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Mcconaghy Name Meaning
Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhonnchaidh ‘son of Donnchadh’, a widely used personal name meaning ‘brown one or chief of battle’, from donn ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chief’ + cath ‘battle’, which is Anglicized as Donagh or Duncan. Derivatives in which the personal name is unlenited include Donahue and McDonough; these derive from the early genitive form, Donnchadha. Forms ending in -y derive from the later genitive, Donnchaidh.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press