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This interesting surname of Irish origin is derived from O Duibhghiolla, the prefix "O" meaning "descendant of", "dubh", "black" plus "giolla", "lad". Families of this name all originated in County Galway, and in Britain there are a large number of Deeleys in Birmingham. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Deely, Dealey, Dealy, etc.. The surname dates back to the mid 16th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one Elizabeth Deeley who married Godfrey Willies on November 19th 1573, in Birmingham.

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