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The surname Diffly is an Anglicization of the original Irish O Duibhghiolla, from the Gaelic meaning "black" and "lad."

Diffly Early Origins



The surname Diffly was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where it belonged to two different septs, the Ui Fiachrach in the southwest of the county and the Siol Anmchadha in the southeast.

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Diffly Spelling Variations


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Diffly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Devilly, O'Devilly, Diffley, Devally, Deffely, Deely and many more.

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Diffly Early History


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Diffly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diffly research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diffly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Diffly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diffly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peggy and Thomas Devally, who immigrated to St. John, New Brunswick in 1834; Patrick, Mary, George, James, and Bridget Deffely, who landed in New York in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diffly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diffly (post 1700)



  • John J. Diffly, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936

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Diffly Family Crest Products


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Diffly Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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    The Diffly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diffly 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 13:50.

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