Kelly


    Maps

  • Kelly in 1659.

  • Kelly births mapped 1864-1913

  • Kelly 1901 census map

  • Kelly 1911 census map

  • Kelly Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname



  • Family histories: 17
  • Full surname history
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    Kelly


    Kelly
    Kilkenny (archived)

    Kelly
    (archived)

    Kelly


    Kelly
    Southern U.S. states

    Kelly
    (archived)

    Kelly
    Tipperary

    Kelly


    Kelly
    Kelly clan

    O'Kelly
    (archived)



Parishes where Kelly and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Antrim:187Armagh:244Belfast city:136Carlow:164
Cavan:149Clare:410Cork:370Cork city:41
Derry:273Donegal:449Down:308Dublin:392
Dublin city:196Fermanagh:65Galway:986Kerry:226
Kildare:461Kilkenny:466Laois:398Leitrim:238
Limerick:303Limerick city:46Longford:168Louth:246
Mayo:595Meath:266Monaghan:315Offaly:408
Roscommon:815Sligo:224Tipperary:405Tyrone:514
Waterford:193Westmeath:302Wexford:338Wicklow:223

Surname Dictionary

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.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Kelley: 2
Kellie: 2
Kelly: 11521
O'Kelly: 57

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Kelay
Kelie
Kelle
Kellye
Mac Ceallaigh
Macc Kelly
O Cally
O Ceallaidhe
O Ceallaig
O Ceallaigh
O Kally
O Keley
O Kelly
O kelly
O'Kellee
O'Kelley


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