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The surname Maley originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Maille."

Maley Early Origins



The surname Maley was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Maley Spelling Variations


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Maley Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Maley that are preserved in archival documents are Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.

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Maley Early History


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Maley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maley research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1603, 1760, 1843, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Maley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maley 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Maley name:

Maley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Maley, who arrived in Virginia in 1647
  • Daniell Maley, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • Daniell Maley, who settled in Virginia in 1647

Maley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Maley landed in America in 1767

Maley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Maley, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1847
  • D Maley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mary Maley, aged 20, landed in New York in 1854
  • Michael Maley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856

Maley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Maley, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Maley, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Maley, aged 18 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Wasyl Maley, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898
  • William Maley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

Maley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Maley, English Convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Thomas Maley, aged 44, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • Mary Maley, aged 24, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • John Maley, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Hannah Maley, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Maley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Maley, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maley (post 1700)



  • John Maley (1776-1819), American explorer of the Mississippi West in the early 19th century
  • Peggy Maley (b. 1926), American actress and nodel, Miss Atlantic City (1942)
  • David Joseph "Dave" Maley (b. 1963), American former NHL hockey player
  • William H. Maley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • M. James Maley Jr., American politician, Mayor of Collingswood, New Jersey, 1997-2007
  • Edward J. Maley, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Newport; Elected 1938
  • Allan Maley Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964
  • Alex Maley (1874-1949), Scottish football manager and journalist
  • Kynan Maley (b. 1981), Australian slalom canoer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • William "Willie" Patrick Maley (1868-1958), Scottish football coach and former player, the first manager of Celtic Football Club
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. 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).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Maley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maley 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 14 January 2016 at 01:07.

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