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

Malley Early Origins



The surname Malley 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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Malley Spelling Variations


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Malley Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Malley can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.

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Malley Early History


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Malley Early History



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

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Malley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Malley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Malley name:

Malley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matt Malley, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Malley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Malley, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Martin Malley, who landed in Ohio in 1853
  • C Malley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Michael, William, Anthony, Hugh, John, Patrick, and Thomas Malley, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • John Malley, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Malley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Malley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1843

Malley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Malley, aged 40, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • John Malley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Henry Malley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hibernia" in 1851
  • Mary Malley, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Malley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Malley (post 1700)



  • John F. Malley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912
  • James F. Malley, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Somersworth 5th Ward, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Somersworth 5th Ward, 1956
  • James E. Malley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928
  • J. R. Malley, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1910
  • Charles W. Malley, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1920
  • Matt Malley, American singer/musician
  • Cecil Malley, Aural Surgeon

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Malley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The Malley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malley 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 10 November 2015 at 10:09.

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