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

McNeeley Early Origins



The surname McNeeley 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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McNeeley Spelling Variations


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McNeeley Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name McNeeley include McNally, McAnully, McAnalley, McAnally and others.

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McNeeley Early History


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McNeeley Early History



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

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McNeeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNeeley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name McNeeley:

McNeeley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. McNeeley, aged 48, originally from Barry, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Glenlyon" from Saint Nazaire, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QV-GZ8 : 6 December 2014), J. McNeeley, 18 Feb 1919; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John J. McNeeley, aged 48, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Glenlyon" from Saint Nazaire, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QV-PZK : 6 December 2014), John J. McNeeley, 18 Feb 1919; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gertrude McNeeley, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Glenlyon" from Constantinople [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64N-M28 : 6 December 2014), Gertrude McNeeley, 28 Jul 1919; citing departure port Constantinople, arrival port New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • E. Mc Neeley, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "General H. F. Hodges" from Haiti via Cristobal, C.Z. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CT-XZQ : 6 December 2014), E. Mc Neeley, 03 Mar 1920; citing departure port Haiti via Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name General H. F. Hodges, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Austin Mc Neeley, aged 16, who arrived in New York, NY in 1920 aboard the ship "Asquam" from Ramallo via Montevideo,Rio,St.Thomas [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J688-G3V : 6 December 2014), Austin Mc Neeley, 25 Mar 1920; citing departure port Ramallo via Montevideo,Rio,St.Thomas, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Asquam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNeeley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNeeley (post 1700)



  • Thomas William "Tom" McNeeley Jr. (1937-2011), American heavyweight boxer, active in the 1950s and 1960s, father of Peter McNeeley
  • Peter McNeeley (b. 1968), American former heavyweight boxer, best known for his 1995 fight with Mike Tyson
  • Kristofer McNeeley (b. 1974), American stage, film and television actor, known for Time of Fear (2002), Caught (2015) and Fear Runs Silent (2000)

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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QV-GZ8 : 6 December 2014), J. McNeeley, 18 Feb 1919; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QV-PZK : 6 December 2014), John J. McNeeley, 18 Feb 1919; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64N-M28 : 6 December 2014), Gertrude McNeeley, 28 Jul 1919; citing departure port Constantinople, arrival port New York, ship name Glenlyon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CT-XZQ : 6 December 2014), E. Mc Neeley, 03 Mar 1920; citing departure port Haiti via Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name General H. F. Hodges, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J688-G3V : 6 December 2014), Austin Mc Neeley, 25 Mar 1920; citing departure port Ramallo via Montevideo,Rio,St.Thomas, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Asquam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
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The McNeeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNeeley 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.

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