Gillian (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 08:47 am: ||
I am getting married next summer and in deciding who would takes whose surname we deciced to keep our own. I have been doing some research on my ancestry and I do know that my last name was once Dalaigh. Could someone help me with pronunciation? Is it close to the anglicised daley?
Thanks for your help
Phil (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 06:37 pm: ||
Assuming you've left no fadas out, it can be pronounced two ways:
Dally ( Ulster pronounciation ) like "daddy" with the "dd" replaced with 'll'
Dalig ( Munster pronounciation ) 'da' + 'lig' (as in 'dig')
Maidhc Ó G (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 09:32 pm: ||
Accordind to Edward MacLysacht, in his book "The Surnames of Ireland", (O)Daly, Dawley : Ó Dálaigh (pronounced like 'dolly'.) - Dálach - from dáil, meaning assembly. One of the greatest names in Irish literature. Originally Westmeath, but subsepts in several different localities. As that in Desmond appears in the records as early as 1165 it probable that this was a distinc sept. Now in Clare, Cork, Galway, and Westmeath.