The surname MacKilkelly comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Cheallaigh, meaning the son of a servant or devotee of St. Ceallach.
of the Ui Fiachrach Aidhne, descended from the famous King Guaire Aidhne "the Hospitable.".
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Kilkelly, who sailed from Ireland
to America in 1741; an unknown Killkelly, who immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1809; Michael Killikelly, who arrived in Baltimore in 1823.