Meleady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meleady family

The surname Meleady was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as a Dalcassian sept on the borders of Galway, neighbours of the Kennedys. After the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172 which was almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. The name claims direct descent from Maolaneididh, who was King of Conmacne and died with Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Important Dates for the Meleady family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meleady research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meleady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meleady Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melody, Mellody, Malody, Mallody, Mallady, Malady, Moledy, Molledy, Mullady, Mylady, O'Melody, Mulady, Muledy, Mulledy, O'Mellody, O'Malody, O'Mallody, O'Mullady, O'Mulledy, Millady, O'Millady, Mulleady and many more.

Early Notables of the Meleady family (pre 1700)

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Meleady migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meleady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Meleady, aged 21, originally from Moynalty, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]
  • Martin Meleady, aged 25, originally from Bur, Kings Co., who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]
  • Edward Meleady, aged 23, originally from Birr, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meleady (post 1700)

  • Thomas J. Meleady, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Port Limon, 1929 [4]
  • Dermot Meleady, Irish author and historian, known for his two-volume biography of the Irish Home Rule leader John Redmond: Redmond: The Parnellite
  • Billy Meleady, English-born, Irish actor, known for his work on Black Mass (2015) and All Downhill from Here (2016)

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFW5-1WR : 6 December 2014), Mary Meleady, 27 Sep 1905; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, 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:JF4L-T2H : 6 December 2014), Martin Meleady, 22 Nov 1905; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, 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:JXKK-FTL : 6 December 2014), Edward Meleady, 05 Sep 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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