O\'REILLY (Irish : Ó RAGHALLAIGH) is a group of families,
ultimately all of Irish Gaelic origin, who were historically the kings
East Bréifne in what is today
It is also the patronymic form of the Irish name Reilly (Irish Gaelic
: Uí Raghaile). It is commonly found throughout Ireland, with the
greatest concentration of the surname found in
* 1 Naming conventions * 2 Overview
* 3 People
* 3.1 O\'Reilly * 3.2 O\'Riley * 3.3 Riley * 3.4 Fictional people
* 4 Other entities * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Main article: Irish personal naming system
MALE DAUGHTER WIFE (LONG) WIFE (SHORT)
Ó Raghallaigh Ní Raghallaigh Bean Uí Raghallaigh Uí Raghallaigh
It is usually anglicised as Reilly , Riley and O'Reilly. The original form of the name, Ó Raghallaigh, denotes "from/of Raghallach", the name Raghallach thought to be derived from the compounds ragh (meaning "race") and ceallach (meaning "sociable").
The Ó Raghallaigh family were part of the
The name is common and widespread throughout Ireland, ranked 8th most common in 1890 and 11th in 1996.
People with the surname O'Reilly include:
* Alejandro O\'Reilly (1722–1794), second Spanish governor of colonial Louisiana * Bernard O\'Reilly (1903–1975), located the wreck of a Stinson aircraft in the McPherson Range, Australia, 1937 * Bernard O\'Reilly (bishop of Hartford) (1803–1856), Roman Catholic bishop * Bernard O\'Reilly (bishop of Liverpool) (1824–1894), Roman Catholic bishop * Bill O\'Reilly (1949–), American commentator and television show host of The O\'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel * Bill O\'Reilly , Australian cricketer * Bob O\'Reilly , Australian rugby league footballer * Caitriona O\'Reilly , poet and critic * Cal O\'Reilly , Canadian ice hockey player * Cameron O\'Reilly , Irish and Australian businessman * Charles O\'Reilly (died 1800), Roman Catholic Bishop of Kilmore from 1798 to 1800. * Danny O\'Reilly , Lead singer of Irish band, The Coronas * David O\'Reilly , several people including
* David O\'Reilly , film director and artist * David J. O\'Reilly , Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation
* Dermot O\'Reilly (1942–2007), Singer and songwriter in band
Ryan\'s Fancy , contributed strongly to the Music of Newfoundland and
* Des O\'Reilly (1954–2016), Australian rugby league player
* Emily O\'Reilly , Irish journalist
* Emma O\'Reilly , Irish physiotherapist and cycling soigneur ,
bullied and sued by
Lance Armstrong .
* Finbarr O\'Reilly , Canadian photographer
* Gary O\'Reilly , English footballer
* Genevieve O\'Reilly , Irish actress
* Heather O\'Reilly (1985–), American soccer player
Hugh Reily (1630–1695), Irish M.P. and political author
* Ian O\'Reilly , (1999–), Actor "Moone Boy"
James Reilly (Canadian politician)
* Christopher O\'Riley (born 1956), American classical pianist and public radio show host * Don O\'Riley (1945–1997), Major League Baseball pitcher * Bunny Wailer (born 1947), reggae musician sometimes known as Bunny O'Riley * Jon Riley (1824–1879), US army deserter also known as John O'Riley
Main article: Riley (surname)
* Mr. O'Reilly, Fictitious Irish character/builder portrayed by the
Irish actor David Kelly on the episode "
The Builders " from Fawlty
* Aloysius Umbongo N'Danga O'Reilly, fictitious character in the
song "Baguette Dilemma for the Booker Prize Guy" by the band Half Man
Half Biscuit on their 2014 album
Urge for Offal
* O\'Reilly Auto Parts , an American chain of automotive supply stores * O\'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly ">
* ^ Information on the last name O\'Reilly * ^ Information on the last name O\'Reilly (2) * ^ "Ó Raghallaigh". Sloinne. 5 December 2015. * ^ "O\'Reilly coat of arms, family crest and O\'Reilly family history". irishsurnames.com. Retrieved 1 January 2008.
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