The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kielly originally appeared in Gaelic as O Coigligh, which may be derived from "coigeal," which denotes "unkempt hair."
from very ancient times.
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In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Kielly family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including O'Quigley, Quigley, Cogley, Quigly, Quigg, MacQuigg, McQuigge, O'Quigg, Twigg, Fivey and many more.