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Where did the Irish Malley family come from? When did the Malley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Malley family history?The surname Malley originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Maille."
Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Malley family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malley research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1603, 1760, 1843, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Malley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Malley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Malley or a variant listed above:
Malley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Malley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Malley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Malley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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