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McNally (surname)

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Language(s)Irish, Gaelic
Region of originUlster, Ireland
Other names
Variant form(s)McAnally, Nally

McNally is an Irish surname originating in County Tyrone, in the province of Ulster. It is the Anglicized form of Mac Conallaidh 'son of Cú Allaidh', a Gaelic name of the Cenél nEógain clan meaning the 'wild hound', i.e. 'wolf'.[1][2][3][4]

Prevalent in Ulster counties Antrim, Armagh and Monaghan, this McNally family is a branch of the “Northern Ó Néill” group of Ulster clans. They are separate from the Mayo name Mac an Fhailghigh.[5][6][7]

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  2. ^ Ó Raifeartaigh, T.; MacLysaght, Edward (1958). "Review of Irish Families, Their Names, Arms, and Origins". Irish Historical Studies. 11 (42): 176. ISSN 0021-1214. JSTOR 30006328.
  3. ^ O'Brien, Kathleen M. (2006). "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cú Allaid". medievalscotland.org.
  4. ^ Lisanally (PDF). History Armagh. 2021. ISSN 1743-565X.
  5. ^ Ó Ceallaigh, Seamus (1951). "A Preliminary Note on Some of the Nomenclature on the Map of S.E. Ulster". The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 81 (1): 39. ISSN 0035-9106. JSTOR 25510763.
  6. ^ Ó Ceallaigh, Séamus (1951). Gleanings from Ulster History: Punann Ó Chois Bhanna. Cork University Press. p. 115.
  7. ^ Ó Duibhín, Ciarán (2020). "Sloinnte Gaelacha in Ultaibh: Irish surnames in Ulster".