Everything you need to know about the Irish surname O'Malley - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name O'Malley.

Irish derivation of O'Malley:

Ó Máille

Name meaning of O'Malley: 

A descendant of a follower of St John.

Counties associated with the name O'Malley:

Mayo

O'Malley coat of arms motto:

“Terra Marique Potens” Powerful on Land and Sea.

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Interesting facts about the Irish family name O'Malley:

 - Often referred to as “the Irish of the Irish”

 - The clan is heavily populated by sailors.

Some famous O'Malleys:

 - Grace O'Malley, (c.1530- c.1603, Irish noblewoman and chieftainess)

 - Martin O'Malley (1963-, American politician and 61st Governor of Maryland)

 - Ernie O'Malley (1897–1957, Irish Republican Army officer)

 - Sean O'Malley (born 1944-, Roman Catholic Cardinal)

 - Martin O'Malley (1939-, Canadian journalist)

 - Daragh O'Malley (born 1954-, Irish actor)

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Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name O'Malley, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.