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The Gaelic name used by the McHale family in ancient Ireland was Mac Ciele, which is derived from the word ciele, which means companion.

McHale Early Origins



The surname McHale was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, from before the 12th century.

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McHale Early History


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McHale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHale research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McHale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHale Spelling Variations


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McHale Spelling Variations



Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McHale that are preserved in documents of the family history are MacHale, McHale, MacHail, McHail, McCale, MacCale and others.

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McHale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McHale Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name McHale:

McHale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miles McHale, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Patrick McHale, who landed in America in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bridget McHale, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1892

McHale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anthony McHale, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Caslteban, Ireland, in 1906
  • Beezie McHale, aged 40, who landed in America from Carramore, Ireland, in 1907
  • Anna McHale, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Ballycastle, Ireland, in 1908
  • Agnes McHale, aged 18, who settled in America from Athlone, Ireland, in 1909
  • Annie McHale, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McHale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McHale (post 1700)



  • Tom McHale (1963-2008), American professional football player
  • Paul F. McHale Jr. (b. 1950), American politician from Pennsylvania
  • Marty McHale (1886-1979), American professional baseball player
  • Kevin Michael McHale (b. 1986), American actor and singer
  • Kevin McHale (b. 1957), American professional basketball player
  • John McHale (1921-2008), American professional baseball player and manager
  • John McHale (1922-1978), Scottish-American artist
  • Joel McHale (b. 1971), American television show host, comedian, and actor
  • Jim McHale (1875-1959), American professional baseball player
  • Brian K. McHale (b. 1954), American politician from Maryland
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McHale Historic Events


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McHale Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Carmen Allen  McHale (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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