The surname McGillilea comes from the original Irish Mac Giolla Leith, meaning son of a devotee of Leith.
Early Origins of the McGillilea family
The surname McGillilea was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where the MacGiolla Leith belong to the Clan
of Ui Maine.
Early History of the McGillilea family
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McGillilea Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacKillilea, Killilea, MacGillilea, Killileagh and many more.
Early Notables of the McGillilea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McGillilea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Killilea, who immigrated to New York in 1849; Bridget and Jon Killilea, who landed in New York in 1849; Honora and Mary A. Killilea, who arrived in New York in 1856.