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Origine of last name

MCHALE : Irish (Mayo):: 1: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile or more often Mac Chéile a patronymic from the byname Céile ‘companion client’. This was the surname of a Mayo family tenants of church lands. Originally the final -e would have been pronounced.2: Anglicized form of Mac Haol ‘son of Haol’ a Gaelicized form of Welsh Hywel (see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Howell">Howell</a>) which was adopted by a Welsh family of this name who settled in County Mayo.

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