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

Dayly Early Origins



The surname Dayly 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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Dayly Spelling Variations


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Dayly Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Dayly revealed many variations, including Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.

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Dayly Early History


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Dayly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dayly 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 Dayly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dayly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dayly Early Notables (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 Dayly 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dayly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Dayly, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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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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Dayly Family Crest Products


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Dayly Family Crest Products




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