Subject: Re: surnames Melia & O'Melia
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: July 14, 2005 at 4:01 PM
Reply to: surnames Melia & O'Melia by C.Colombo

They are the same name, as I'm sure you realise. The Irish form is O Maelle, a variant of O Maille, i.e., O'Malley. So "descendant of Maille", and it's anybody's guess what Maille means.

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