On Mon, 23 Dec 1996, Stiofan MacAmhalghaidh wrote:
> <<Hello all, any thoughts on the meaning of the Gaelic name: Mungall ?>>
> MacMunigal is the best I can come up with, which could easily have been
> simplified into Mungall on arrival in 'Mericay. MacMunigal is a variant of
> MacMonagle, an Anglicisation of Mac Maongail (wealth, valour). It is associated
> almost solely with Co. Donegal (where the Great Hunger hit VERY hard, and from
> where many many emigrated).
> This is, as I said, not definitive, just a guess based on what I have before me.
> Maybe a bit of family history would help.
> Mac Maongail is pretty good, though, especially when you take the interpretation
> to heart ('valour' suits, I think, pretty well, eh Tom?).
Not too bad, It was interesting to see the Irish name...Mungall is the
Scottish form of the name...seems to center around Stirlingshire.
I always liked the Auld Scots using mun = piss(ed) and gall = stranger or
Viking so I surmised the name to mean "pissed off Viking". :D
Orrrr....Mun = Moine and Gall = gail which I took to mean bog of loss.
I like the Irish you gave better "valor". ;)
Thanks! HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY HOGMANY! :D