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Melville
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  • Surname History:
    1. Descendant of maolmhichil' (servant of st. michael); the name of a family of síol muireadhaigh, or sil-murray, in co. roscommon, who derive their descent from maolmhichil, chief of síol muireadhaigh, who fought at the battle of cill ua ndaighre, near dublin, in 866. they were at one time chiefs of corca sheachlainn, a district in the east of co. roscommon, but appear to have lost their rank at an early period. the name was, however, common in that county at the end of the 16th century, and branches of the family had about the same time settled in tipperary, limerick, cork and kerry, where they still flourish, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Descendant of maolfábhail' (fond of travel); the name (1) of a family of cinel eoghain who were chiefs of carraig brachaidh, anglicised carrickabraghy, in the north-west of the barony of inishowen, co. donegal; and (2) of a west connacht family. it is generally anglicised mulfall, or macfaal, in ulster, but lavelle in connacht, where it is now most numerous, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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Alternative Language

  • Gaeilge
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
  • Gaeilge
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
    An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir
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