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The Gaelic name used by the MacHale family in ancient Ireland was Mac Ciele, which is derived from the word ciele, which means companion.

MacHale Early Origins



The surname MacHale was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, from before the 12th century.

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MacHale Spelling Variations


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MacHale Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name MacHale revealed spelling variations, including MacHale, McHale, MacHail, McHail, McCale, MacCale and others.

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MacHale Early History


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MacHale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacHale research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacHale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacHale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name MacHale:

MacHale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas MacHale, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Anthony, James, John, Martin, Patrick, Peter, and Richard MacHale all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHale (post 1700)



  • P. R. MacHale, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952
  • Amy Georgia MacHale (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1948
  • John MacHale (1791-1891), Irish Roman Catholic archbishop and Irish nationalist
  • John MacHale (1791-1881), Archbishop of Tuam
  • Desmond "Des" MacHale, associate professor of mathematics at University College Cork, Ireland

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MacHale Family Crest Products


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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The MacHale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacHale 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 3 June 2016 at 08:56.

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