Origin of the McGrath Clan Name


The name McGrath comes from the irish meaning Mac Craith meaning son of grace or prosperty. The McGraths came from County Clare where they held a famous seat and then onto County Waterford, they were known as poets.

McGrath Clan

The Clan McGrath proudly fought and died alongside Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

The first recorded name of the McGrath was John McGraith who was an Arthur dating back to 1391.

The first recording in the United States was Thomas McGrath who settled in Newfoundland in 1752.

Variations of the name include MacGrath, MacGraw MacGrauth, Magrath, Magraw, older(McGraith).