Show ContentsTalty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Talty surname comes from the Gaelic Ó Taithligh, meaning "descendant of Taithleach," a Gaelic personal name meaning "peaceable."

Early Origins of the Talty family

The surname Talty was first found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat as eranaghs of Devenish. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found as Chiefs of Hy-Laoghaire, of Lough Lir, a district in the barony of Lurg Erne near Tyrone.

Early History of the Talty family

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Talty Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tally, Talley, Tallie, Tallee and others.

Early Notables of the Talty family (pre 1700)

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Talty Ranking

In the United States, the name Talty is the 13,151st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

New Zealand Talty migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Talty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Talty, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Talty (post 1700) +

  • William Talty, American founder of Talty Vineyards and Winery, Healdsburg, California [2]
  • Michael A. Talty, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 3rd Ward; Elected 1938 [3]
  • Brian Talty, Irish manager of Dublin GAA club Parnells

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  2. William Talty. (Retrieved 2014, January 4) William Talty. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook