Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic
Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots), Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish),
patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant of (the Virgin)
- Irish: in Armagh, reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Giolla Mhura ‘servant of St. Mura (of Fahan, Donegal)’ or, in
Sligo, of Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.
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