Mac an FHILEADH, Mac an FHILIDH

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Mac an FHILEADH, Mac an FHILIDH—VIIM'Anelly, M'Enelly, M'Enillowe, M'Enilly, M'Inilly, MacAnilly, MacNilly, MacNeilly, MacNielly, MacNeely, MacNeally, MacNealey, Maneilly, Maneely, Meneely, Mineely; 'son of the poet' (Irish 'file'); not a very common surname, and almost peculiar to N.E. Ulster. To be distinguished from Mac Conghaile and Mac Conghaola which are sometimes similarly anglicised.

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