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McGrath Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic or Gaelic) From Gradh, love, fondness, virtue, prosperity. Mac and rath, the son of prosperity.
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.
McGrath Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A McGrath Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson