Origin of the Name Talty
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Talty
include O'Tally, Tally, Tilly and Tully. This name in Irish is O'Tailtigh and the latter variants are the anglicized forms of this. This sept came from Clare.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
The older form of the name in Gaelic is O'Taichligh as found in the 'Four Masters' and the Topographical Poem of O'Dugan. This form was located in Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh. The form Tully is found in County Galway, the County that is nearest to Clare, their place of origin. In this part of the country it is also abbreviated to MacAtilla. In modern times the name Talty is found mostly in its original territory.
The Talty coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Talty descendants.