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Maguire Surname Origin(Origin Gaelic) The son of Guaire, which is the Gaelic for Godfrey. Guaire was son of Alpin, King of Scotland. See Godfrey
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Maguire Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Maguire Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley