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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Killelea 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:

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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