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Sugrue is an Irish surname. It is the reduced anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Siochfhradha descendant of Siochfhradh, a personal name representing a Gaelicized form of an Old Norse cognate of Germanic Siegfried.

The surname is largely confined to County Kerry.[1]

Spelling variations[edit]

A cursory glance at US phone books will throw up the following variations:

  • Shugrue
  • Sughrue

both of which are closer phonetically to way Ó Siochfhradha is pronounced in the Irish language


  1. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4