The ancestors of the Magaly family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central
from early times and their first records appeared on the early rolls taken by the Kings of
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Historical recordings of the name Magaly include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacLeish, MacCleish, MacLise, MacLish, MacGillies, MacGleish, MacGillis, MacLeash and many more.
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Magaly or a variant listed above: Anne McLeish settled in Pennsylvania in 1833; George and Catherine McGillis settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.