Kennelly, Kenneally, Quinnelly, ó Cinnfhaolaidh A Gaelic surname derived from Ceannfhaoladh meaning ‘wolf-head, or learned man’. A sept of the Ui Fidhgheinte, who were seated in Ui Conaill Gabhra, now the baronies of Upper and Lower Connello in Limerick, until dispossessed by the Camro-Normans. See also Conneelly. In 1890 the surname was principally found in Cork, Waterford and Tipperary, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,610.
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