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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."

Kielly Early Origins



The surname Kielly was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Kielly Spelling Variations


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Kielly Spelling Variations



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.

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Kielly Early History


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Kielly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kielly research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1470, 1461 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Kielly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kielly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kielly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Patrick Cogley (died after 1470), an Irish Crown official, landowner and judge who was listed in 1461 as Master of the Rolls in Ireland and...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kielly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kielly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Owen Kielly, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Kielly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kielly 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 18 January 2016 at 09:03.

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