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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The surname Meally originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Maille."

Meally Early Origins



The surname Meally was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Meally Spelling Variations


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Meally Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Meally revealed many variations, including Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.

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Meally Early History


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Meally Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meally research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1603, 1760, 1843, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Meally History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meally Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meally Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meally 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meally Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Meally (aged 21), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Michael Meally (aged 18), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • William Meally (aged 16), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Lot Meally (aged 40), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • Wllen Meally (aged 14), a nursery maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

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Meally Family Crest Products


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