This website is a work in progress and dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and genealogy of families bearing the Megraw surname. Dating back to the era of St. Patrick in the 5th century, the name began as the given name “Macraith” before evolving into the surname “Mac Craith” by the 13th century. It wasn’t until 500 years later that the spelling “Megraw” emerged. Today, the most common variation of the surname is “McGrath.”

If you are connected in any way with the Megraw family name, or if you wish to contribute photos, documents, stories etc., please get in touch.

Featured Articles


John Megraw (1819 – 1906)

Born on November 15th, 1819, in Ballygowan, Co. Down, Ireland, John Megraw’s early years were marked by the tumultuous events of his time. As a young farmer in Ireland,…

Read More »


Quick Links


Family Tree DNA offers analysis of autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA to individuals for ancestry and genealogical purposes.