The name MacAleese has a number of variants including McLeish, McIleese, McLise, and several others. In Ireland this name is taken from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Iosa sept that was located in County Derry. This name means 'son of the devotee of Jesus'.

Origen: Irlandés. First found in Connacht where they were prominent in the west being anciently associated as hereditary physicians to the O'Flahertys.

Variantes: McAleese, McAlea, McAlee, MacAlee, MacAlea, MacLee, McLee, MacLees, McLees, MacLeas, McLeas, O'Lees, O'Leas, Lee y otros.

Motto: By fidelity and fortitude.