Maley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Maley family

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.

Important Dates for the Maley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maley research. Another 44 words (3 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Maley family (pre 1700)

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Maley migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Daniell Maley, who landed in Virginia in 1647 [1]
  • Daniell Maley, who settled in Virginia in 1647
Maley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Patrick Maley, who landed in America in 1767
Maley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Maley, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1847 [1]
  • D Maley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mary Maley, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Michael Maley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 [1]

Maley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Maley, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Maley, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Maley, aged 18 months, who 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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [2]
  • Thomas Maley, aged 44, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [3]
  • Mary Maley, aged 24, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [3]
  • John Maley, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Hannah Maley, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Maley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Maley, aged 20, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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 [4]
  • M. James Maley Jr., American politician, Mayor of Collingswood, New Jersey, 1997-2007 [4]
  • Edward J. Maley, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Newport; Elected 1938 [4]
  • Allan Maley Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [4]
  • 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.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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