O-maley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname O-maley originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Maille."

Early Origins of the O-maley family

The surname O-maley 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.

"The O'Malley's were celebrated Chiefs whose territory comprised the present Baronies of Murrisk and Burrishoole in the County Mayo. The Malleys and O'Malleys are now located principally in the two baronies named, and in that of Erris, in County Mayo. " [1]

Early History of the O-maley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O-maley research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1603, 1760, 1854 and 1843 are included under the topic Early O-maley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O-maley Spelling Variations

The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name O-maley were encountered in the archives: Malley, Mallay, Mally, O'Mally, Mailley, O'Malley, O'Mailey, Mailey, Maley, Mealey, Mealley, Meally and many more.

Early Notables of the O-maley family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O-maley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia O-maley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

O-maley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Hannah (Anna, Sarah) O'Maley (Cummins, Cummings), British Laundress who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Asia" on 9th March 1847, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), she died 1884 in Newton Pauper Establishment [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name O-maley (post 1700) +

  • George T. O'Maley, American businessman from Kansas City, Missouri, husband of Patricia Ellis, the American film actress of the 1930s


  1. ^ Matheson, Robert E., Special Report on Surnames in Ireland with Notes as to Numeric Strength, Derivation, Ethnology, and Distribution. Dublin: Alexander Thom & Co., 1894. Print
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1847


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