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O'malley Surname History



The surname O'malley originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Maille."


Early Origins of the O'malley family


The surname O'malley was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the O'malley family


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O'malley Spelling Variations


The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name O'malley were encountered in the archives: Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.

Early Notables of the O'malley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'malley family to the New World and Oceana


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 O'malley:

O'malley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles, Edward, Hugh, John, Luke, Michael, Miles, Peter, and Thomas O'Malley, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Ann O'Malley, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1897

O'malley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie O'Malley, aged 20, who settled in America from Carrane, Galway, in 1906
  • Austin O'Malley, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Yoxford, Ireland, in 1909
  • Anne O'Malley, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1910
  • Alice O'Malley, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Achill Island, Ireland, in 1911
  • Austin O'Malley, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Castelbar, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

O'malley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Barbara O'Malley, (b. 1840), aged 24, British needlewoman travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Bridget O'Malley, (b. 1861), aged 3, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name O'malley (post 1700)


  • Edward Richard O'Malley (1863-1935), American lawyer and politician, New York Attorney General
  • Walter O'Malley (1903-1979), American sports executive, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Robert E O'Malley (b. 1943), American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Peter O'Malley (b. 1937), American sports administrator, former president and past owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Edwin O'Malley (1881-1955), American Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City
  • Seán Patrick O'Malley OFM Cap (b. 1944), American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Martin J O'Malley (b. 1963), American politician, Governor of Maryland
  • Austin O'Malley (1858-1932), American physician and humorist
  • Donogh Brendan O'Malley (1921-1968), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Minister for Education (1966-1968), Minister for Health (1965-1966)
  • Daragh O'Malley (b. 1954), Irish born film, theatre and television actor
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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