Kealy



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

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.

    Maps

  • Kealy in 1659.
  • Kealy births mapped 1864-1913
  • Kealy 1901 census map
  • Kealy 1911 census map
  • Kealy Roman Catholic baptisms

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