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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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Meally Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. 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.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Meally Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meally 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 31 July 2016 at 08:57.

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