The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Dailly is O Dalaigh, from the word "dalach," which comes from "dail," which means "assembly."
Early Origins of the Dailly family
The surname Dailly was first found in the barony of Magheradernon, in County Westmeath
and traditionally claim descent from Eanna Ceannselach (Ian Kinsella), King of Leinster
. They became Chiefs of Muintir Bhaire in the south west of Cork, and later in the north west of the same county, largely in O'Keefe's country. A distinct sept was found in Desmond as early as 1165. "Cuconnachta-na-Scoil O'Daly (or "Cuconnachta of the Schools") was the first of this family that assumed the sirname." CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
Early History of the Dailly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dailly research.Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1680, 1600, 1595, 1662, 1617, 1595, 1665, 1638, 1721, 1574 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Dailly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dailly Spelling Variations
The spelling of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations
such as Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.
Early Notables of the Dailly family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Daniel O'Daly (1595-1662), Irish diplomat and historian; Angus
O'Daly (d. 1617), Irish author of the satire "The Tribes of Ireland"; Dominic O'Daly... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dailly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dailly family to the New World and Oceana
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families
sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Dailly:
Dailly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dennis Dailly, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Mary Dailly, aged 18, originally from Ireland, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Devonia" from Glasgow, Scotland CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YT-43D : 6 December 2014), Mary Dailly, 15 Mar 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Devonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Dailly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Clementine Dailly, aged 35, originally from Paris, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Cherbourg, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXM-CJC : 6 December 2014), Clementine Dailly, 27 Jan 1907; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Dailly (post 1700)
- Paul Dailly (b. 1971), retired Scottish-born, Canadian soccer player
- Mike Dailly, Scottish Principal Solicitor of Glasgow's Govan Law Centre
- Christian Eduard Dailly (b. 1973), Scottish former professional footballer
- Eileen Elizabeth Dailly (1926-2011), née Gilmore, Canadian educator and politician who represented Burnaby North in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1966 to 1986
- Michael "Mike" Dailly, Scottish game designer, best known for design of the original prototype of what would later become Grand Theft Auto
The Dailly Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deo fidelis et Regi
Motto Translation: Loyal to God and king