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

Dalley Early Origins



The surname Dalley 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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Dalley Spelling Variations


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Dalley Spelling Variations



Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Dalley are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.

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Dalley Early History


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Dalley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalley research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1680, 1600, 1595, 1662, 1617, 1595, 1665, 1638 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Dalley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dalley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dalley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Dalleys:

Dalley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Dalley, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • David Dalley, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Daniel Dalley, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Dalley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fra Dalley, who arrived in Virginia in 1706

Dalley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dalley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • Eliza Dalley, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • John Dalley, aged 21, a copperminer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Bennett Dalley, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Dalley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. S. Dalley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dalley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dalley (post 1700)



  • Gifford Dalley, United States House of Representatives officer from 1789 to 1795
  • Amy Dalley, American country music artist
  • John Dalley (b. 1935), American violinist
  • Denver Collin Dalley, American singer-songwriter
  • Richard Dalley, American former competitive ice dancer, active from 1997 to 1984
  • Benjamin "Ben" Dalley (1916-2005), Australian water polo player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • John Bede Dalley (1876-1935), Australian journalist and novelist, editor of Melbourne Punch
  • Helen Dalley (b. 1957), Australian journalist, awarded the United Nations Media Peace Award in 1994
  • William Bede Dalley (1831-1888), Australian politician and barrister; the first Australian appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • Derrick Dalley MHA (b. 1965), Canadian politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister of Natural Resources of Newfoundland and Labrador (2013-)

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Dalley Historic Events


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Dalley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George Alexander Dalley, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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


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Dalley Family Crest Products


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Dalley Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Dalley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dalley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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