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The surname Killelea comes from the original Irish Mac Giolla Leith, meaning son of a devotee of Leith.

Killelea Early Origins



The surname Killelea was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where the MacGiolla Leith belong to the Clan of Ui Maine.

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Killelea Spelling Variations


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Killelea Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKillilea, Killilea, MacGillilea, Killileagh and many more.

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Killelea Early History


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Killelea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killelea research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Killelea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killelea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killelea 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 were:

Killelea Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Matheis Killelea, who arrived in Montreal in 1848
  • Michael Killelea, who landed in Montreal in 1848

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. 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.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
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    The Killelea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killelea 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 8 July 2014 at 15:36.

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