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Kelley households in mid-19th century Ireland

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


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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kelly: second most numerous name in Ireland: in every part, especially Connacht. Irish is Ó Ceallaigh, Ceallach, bright-headed, a very old first name. The leading sept was of the Uí Maine in Galway. Now usually appears as O'Kelly. IF, SGG & GPN.
Mac Ceallaigh: Kelly: ní féidir idirdhealú ar Ó Ceallaigh. Bhí Mac Ceallaigh i nGailimh in anallód ach baineann an sloinne seo go príomhdha le Oileán Mhanann.
O'Kelly: numerous: all areas, especially N Munster. Ir. Ó Ceallaigh. Perhaps from ceallach, frequenting churches, but more likely an older name connoting "bright-headed". (GPN). The most important family were chiefs of Uí Maine (E Galway). There were a number of other septs in places such as Derry, Wicklow, Laois and Cork. See also Kelly. SGG.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kelley 2
Kellie 2
Kelly 11518
O'Kelly 57


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Ceallaig
Kelie
Mac Ceallaigh
Macc Kelly
O Ceallaidhe
O Ceallaigh
O'Kellee
O'Kelley


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