The original Gaelic form of MacInnally was Mac an Fhailghigh, which is derived from the word failgheach, which means poor man.
Early Origins of the MacInnally family
The surname MacInnally was first found in counties Armagh and Monaghan
(Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the MacInnally family
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MacInnally Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name MacInnally were encountered in the archives: McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.
Early Notables of the MacInnally family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacInnally family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the MacInnally name: Bernard, Biddy, Charles, George, Henry John, Michal, Patrick, Thomas and William McNally all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Daniel, Francis and Patrick McAnully all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.