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The original Gaelic form of McAnelly was Mac an Fhailghigh, which is derived from the word failgheach, which means poor man.

McAnelly Early Origins



The surname McAnelly 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.

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McAnelly Spelling Variations


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McAnelly 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 McAnelly that are preserved in archival documents are McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.

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McAnelly Early History


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McAnelly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAnelly research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1653, 1680 and 1697 are included under the topic Early McAnelly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAnelly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAnelly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAnelly 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 McAnelly name:

McAnelly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah McAnelly, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1896

McAnelly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph McAnelly, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States from Partick, Scotland, in 1907
  • H. H. McAnelly, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAnelly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAnelly (post 1700)



  • Cornelius McAnelly, American politician, Member of the Fifth Texas Legislature in 1853
  • John McAnelly, American politician, city Councillor for Hondo, Texas
  • Megan McAnelly, American beauty pageant competitor and model, 1st runner-up Miss Texas USA 2011
  • Shawn McAnelly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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    The McAnelly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAnelly 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 10:02.

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