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Posted by: Gregory Gateley Date: December 18, 1999 at 00:47:28
In Reply to: Re: GATELY/COUNTY ROSCOMMON? by Kevin J. Gately of 387

As it turns out, a recent dictionary of Irish surnames states that Gately/Gateley stems from the name Mac Athlaoich which means either "son of the warrior chieftan" or "son of a former hero".
The last part, laoich, means warrior in old Irish. It was reported in this dictionary that that spelling it O'Gathlaoich was incorrect.

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