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There are a multitude of ancient meanings and variations associated with the Irish surnames that are now common throughout the modern world. The original Gaelic form of the name Quealy is O Cadhla, which is derived from the word "cadhla," which means "graceful."

Quealy Early Origins



The surname Quealy was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They are of the ancient kingdom of Ossory (Osraighe), conjecturally descended from the Kings and gentry of Ossory, the progenitor of which was Conla, the second son of Breasal Breac, King of Leinster, and descended to Ceallach who was ancestor of Teige McGillpatrick.

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Quealy Spelling Variations


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Quealy Spelling Variations



Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Quealy that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Keily, Keiley, Keilly, Kiley, Kily, Kiely, Kieley, Keeley, Keely, Queally, Quealy, Quelly, O'Keily, O'Keilly, O'Kiely and many more.

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Quealy Early History


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Quealy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quealy research. Another 469 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1630, 1645, 1689, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Quealy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quealy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quealy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quealy 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:

Quealy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Quealy, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Matthew Quealy, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quealy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quealy (post 1700)



  • Susan Jane Quealy (1870-1956), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Wyoming, 1932, 1936, 1940; Member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1945-48
  • Patrick J. Quealy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1912; Member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1920

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Quealy Family Crest Products


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Quealy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. 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).
    9. 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.
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The Quealy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quealy 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 13 November 2015 at 09:58.

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