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Many variations of the name MacAuley have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhlaoibh. The former name denotes a son of Auley, while the later denotes a son of Auliffe or a son of Humphrey. They claim descent through the Heremon line of Irish kings. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


MacAuley Early Origins



The surname MacAuley was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where at one time the area which is now Ballyloughnoe was once called "McGawley's Country." There is another sept named Mac Amhlaoibh in Gaelic which were a branch of the MacGuires and mainly found in County Fermanagh. This branch gave their name to Clanawley. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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MacAuley Spelling Variations


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MacAuley Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the MacAuley family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacAulay, MacAwley, MacAuley, MacAullay, MacAulley, MacAwlay, MacCaulay, MacCawley, MacGawley, Magawley, Cauley, Caulay, McCamley and many more.

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MacAuley Early History


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MacAuley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAuley research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1787 and 1841 are included under the topic Early MacAuley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacAuley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacAuley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacAuley 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the MacAuley family in North America:

MacAuley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Macauley, who arrived in America in 1806
  • James MacAuley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • M C Macauley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Alexander, George, Henry, James, John, William MacAuley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • William Macauley, who arrived in Alaska in 1891

MacAuley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Macauley, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

MacAuley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Macauley, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Anna Macauley, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • B. A. Macauley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacAuley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacAuley (post 1700)



  • James Alvan Macauley (1872-1952), American president of Packard Motor Company from 1916 until 1939
  • Charles Cameron Macauley (1923-2007), American was a photographer, recipient of the American Indian Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award
  • Charles Edward "Ed" Macauley (b. 1928), American retired professional NBA basketball player
  • John C. Macauley, American politician, Representative from New York 8th District, 1888
  • James A. Macauley, American Republican politician, West Virginia State Treasurer, 1869-71
  • Herbert E. Macauley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944
  • George K. Macauley, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1912
  • Frances I. Macauley, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1922
  • Duncan Macauley, American politician, U.S. Consul in Manchester, 1859-61
  • Donald M. Macauley, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1939
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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MacAuley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  10. 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).
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