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Deeley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Deeley family


The surname Deeley 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)

Early History of the Deeley family


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

Deeley 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 Deeley include Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.

Early Notables of the Deeley 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 Deeley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Deeley family to the New World and Oceana


In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Deeley:

Deeley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Deeley, who landed in South Carolina in 1728 [2]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)

Deeley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Deeley, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Deeley (post 1700)


  • Patrick Deeley (b. 1953), Irish poet, born in Loughrea, County Galway
  • James Deeley (1871-1895), English professional footballer
  • Richard M. Deeley, British geologist on Antarctica, eponym of Mount Deeley
  • Andrew Deeley, New Zealand former association footballer
  • Michael Deeley (b. 1932), British film producer, best known for his work on The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter and Blade Runner
  • Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley (b. 1976), English two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television presenter, actress, singer, and model
  • Richard Mountford Deeley (1855-1944), British engineer, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway
  • Norman Victor Deeley (1933-2007), English professional footballer
  • Ben Deeley (1878-1924), Vaudeville and early movie actor
  • Sir Harry Deeley Mallaby -Deeley (1863-1937), 1st Baronet of Mitcham Court, British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Harrow (1910-1918)

The Deeley 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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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)

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