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.”

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Ainsley Megraw (1857 – 1923)

Born on July 12th, 1857, in the serene surroundings of Greenock Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, Ainsley Megraw’s story is one of ambition, perseverance and a relentless drive to excel…

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James Megraw Jr. (1860-1934)

In the bustling city of Belfast, Ireland, where the mighty ships of Harland & Wolff were born, a man named James Megraw Jr. carved out a remarkable life, leaving an…

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