Kealey



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Kealey households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Kealey households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Louth 1 Meath 8

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kealey: Quite numerous: Derry, Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe, Ó Céile. The former was connected with Kilkenny, the latter with Meath. See Kealy.
Kealy: numerous: Leinster generally, Dublin. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe (Caollaí). A sept of Kilkenny but also possibly Ó Céile who belonged to Meath-Louth. See Queally and Kiely. MIF.
Keeley: fairly numerous: N Leinster, S Ulster, Galway-Mayo etc. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe, Ó Céile. See Kealy but those of Connacht may be Ó Cadhla. MIF.
Kiely: Very numerous: Cork-Waterford-S Limerick etc. Ir. Ó Cadhla (graceful). MacLysaght discusses this name at some length in More Irish Families.
O'Kiely: Very rare: Athy (Kildare). Ir. Ó Cadhla. See Kiely.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kealey 9
Keally 4
Kealy 324
Keeley 8
Keely 213
Kiely 400


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SURNAME
O'Kiely


SECOND SURNAME


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