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Meaning and Origin of: Daly

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Valley
  • German : Valley dweller

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dálaigh ‘descendant of Dálach’, a personal name based on dál (modern dáil) ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’.
  • The main Irish family of this name claims descent from Dálach, tenth in descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages. From the 12th century they became famous as a poet family, and branches spread all over Ireland.

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