16,483 ENRIGHT members around the world
Stay informed about ENRIGHT Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
ENRIGHT Family HistoryThis interesting name, with variant spellings Erraught, Enraught(y), and the archaic forms MacEnryckty and MacKenraghty, is an anglicized form of the Olde Gaelic MacIonnrachtaigh. The Gaelic prefix 'Mac' means 'son of', plus the person byname Ionnrachtach for which there are two distinct interpretations, the first being 'upright' and 'lawful' from 'ionracas', honesty, and the second being an adjectival form of 'ionradh' meaning 'attack', hence; 'the Attacker' or 'Plunderer'. As a personal name Inreachtach is found in early Irish Annals, whence the family name MacIonnrachtaigh. In the sixteenth century Fiants ('Fiant litterae patentes') we find the form MacErachta in County Longford with MacEnryckty and Kinraght occurring in Kilmallock, County Limerick...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous ENRIGHT (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the ENRIGHT tribe
- Find your ENRIGHT ancestor
- Tell us about your ENRIGHT Family
- Tell us about your ENRIGHT ancestors
- Ask a question about the ENRIGHT history
- Leave a message for ENRIGHT family members
Areas of Origin for ENRIGHT
Invite more ENRIGHT family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the ENRIGHT tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the ENRIGHT live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!