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

McNealy Early Origins



The surname McNealy 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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McNealy Spelling Variations


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McNealy Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McNealy dating from that time include McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.

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McNealy Early History


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McNealy Early History



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

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McNealy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNealy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNealy 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the McNealy family relocated to North American shores quite early:

McNealy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jos McNealy, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

McNealy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McNealy, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Mrs. McNealy, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

McNealy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Millie McNealy, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1903
  • A. D. McNealy, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Esther McNealy, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Margaret McNealy, aged 24, who landed in America from Cloughbrook, Ireland, in 1908
  • Marie McNealy, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNealy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNealy (post 1700)



  • Scott McNealy (b. 1954), American business executive, co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982
  • Robert "Rusty" Lee McNealy (b. 1958), retired Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    11. ...

    The McNealy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNealy 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 22 March 2015 at 12:47.

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