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Where did the Irish MacNally family come from? What is the Irish MacNally family crest and coat of arms? When did the MacNally family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the MacNally family history?The original Gaelic form of MacNally was Mac an Fhailghigh, which is derived from the word failgheach, which means poor man.
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name MacNally include McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacNally research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1653, 1680 and 1697 are included under the topic Early MacNally History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacNally Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name MacNally:
MacNally Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The MacNally Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacNally Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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