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MALLEY Family History

Recorded in many forms including Malley, Mailey, Meally, Melley, Melly, Melia, all found with or without the prefix O', this is a famous Irish surname. It derives from the pre 10th century Gaelic surname O'Maille, meaning the male descendant of the prince, although who the prince was is not proven. The great O'Maille clan belonged exclusively to County Mayo, and they held sway over the baronies of Burrishoole and Murrisk in that county. Many members were renowned for their prowess at sea which is encapsulated in their motto, "Terra marique potens" meaning "Powerful by land and sea".

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Mary Keeble

My g grandfather Daniel Malley was a master rigger in the London docks and his gang rigged Captain Scotts Terra Nova for the expedition to the Antarctic Research has led me back through James and Leonard to Liverpool and the original Daniel (1700's) They were mariners riggers and ropemakers I have not been able to trace when and where he came from in Ireland I know the name is mainly linked to Mayo and Clare Island and have visited several times Are there any Malleys out there who might be related or know anything about the family?

Patricia Dempsey new Mall

My research has come to a grinding halt as there are so many Mallets with the same name from the same or nearby areas


Michael Malley /1841/______


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