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Where did the Irish Gormley family come from? When did the Gormley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gormley family history?Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Gormley is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Gormley are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.
First found in County Donegal, where the Gormley family held a seat from very ancient times.
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A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Gormley or a variant listed above:
Gormley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Gormley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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