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This name has predominantly been found in Armagh since the earliest times. However, a more Anglicized form of the name has also been found in Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls in the 17th century. The name is possibly deriving from Irish Mac Giolla Mhuire, Mac Giolla Mhura or Mac Giolla Bhearshúiligh.

Ilvallely Early Origins



The surname Ilvallely was first found in Armagh since before the 17th century. The Mac or Mc prefix is rarely used today but early Gaelic records show the name with this prefix in the aforementioned Monaghan rolls. A literal translation of the Gaelic Mac an Bhallaigh variant is derived from the Gaelic word "ballach" which means "freckled." There is confusion between the use of the "l" and the "r" sound midway through the word. Some believe that both sets of variants come from the same root while others believe that they are different in origin. Nevertheless, both originate in Armagh, but the name has also been seen in County Galway and County Clare on rare occasions.

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Ilvallely Early History


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Ilvallely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ilvallely research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1665, 1659, 1660 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Ilvallely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ilvallely Spelling Variations


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Ilvallely Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallelly, Vallillee, Varrilly, Ilvallely, Ilvelluly, Verrelly, Varley, MacVallelly, MacVarrilly, MacIlvallely and many more.

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Ilvallely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ilvallely 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: Patrick Vallely, who came to Philadelphia in 1812; Bridget Vallely, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1812; Mary Vallelay, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871.

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