Thursday, December 6, 2012

Geraghty Surname

The name is unique in the variety of ways in which it is spelled. The original Mag Oireachtaigh name has variously been spelled as McGeraghty, McGarrity, Geraghty, Garrity, Gerrity, Garritty, Heraghty, Gerty, and quite a number of other spe llings. Mag Oireachtach, translates as "the son of a member of the Assembly (of Ireland). Oireachtach is the ablative form of Oireachtas which in turn is used as the name for the Irish National Parliament. It consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate).

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