Daily History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Daily is O Dalaigh, from the word "dalach," which comes from "dail," which means "assembly."

Early Origins of the Daily family

The surname Daily 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Daily family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daily research. Another 200 words (14 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 Daily History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Daily Spelling Variations

Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Daily include Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.

Early Notables of the Daily 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...
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Daily migration to the United States

Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Daily were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Daily Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Daily, aged 22, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • Charles Daily, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • Henry Daily, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • James Daily, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1819 [2]
  • John Daily, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Daily migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Daily Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Honora Daily, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Philip Daily, aged 28, a carpenter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Ellen Daily, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Patrick Daily, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • William Daily, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Daily migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Daily Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Daily, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Thomas Daily, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]
  • Charlotte Daily, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Daily migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Daily Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Isabella Daily, (b. 1861), aged 8 months, Irish settler from Waterford travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [4]
  • Mr. Robert Daily, (b. 1835), aged 27, Irish labourer from Waterford travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [4]
  • Mrs. Eliza Ann Daily, (b. 1842), aged 20, Irish settler from Waterford travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Daily, (b. 1849), aged 25, Irish settler from Fermanagh travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Daily (post 1700)

  • Thomas Vose Daily (1927-2017), American prelate, Bishop of Brooklyn (1990–2003)
  • Harold W. Daily (1902-1987), American country music record producer
  • Bob Daily, American television producer and screenwriter
  • Hugh Ignatius Daily (1847-1923), Irish American professional right-handed pitcher
  • Elizabeth Daily (b. 1961), American voice actress, actress, singer-songwriter, and musician
  • Bill Daily (b. 1927), American comedian and dramatic actor [5]
  • Abdiel Daily Crossman (1804-1859), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans (1846 to 1854)
  • Daily Wyatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952 [6]
  • Mrs. Daily Richmond, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Bill Daily. (Retrieved 2011, January 21) Bill Daily. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Daily
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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