The surname Diffly is an Anglicization of the original Irish O Duibhghiolla, from the Gaelic meaning "black" and "lad."
Early Origins of the Diffly family
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.
Early History of the Diffly family
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Diffly Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Devilly, O'Devilly, Diffley, Devally, Deffely, Deely and many more.
Early Notables of the Diffly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Diffly family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Diffly (post 1700)
- John J. Diffly, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html