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Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: Donnely, Donnelly, Donelly, O'Donnelly, O'Donelly, Donnolly, Donnally, Donolly, Donnilly, Donnelie, Donneley, O'Donnally and many more.
First found in county Tyrone where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Catherine and Hugh Donnelly who settled in New York in 1803; Hugh Donnelly settled in Belfast, Maine in 1820; Bryan, Peter and Thomas Donnelly landed in America in 1763.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name donnelly
"Genealogy in Convenient Form" Ralph W. Cathell.
Some noteworthy people of the name donnelly
Ignatius donnelly (1831-1901) American politician and writer
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