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Where did the Irish Hurley family come from? What is the Irish Hurley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hurley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hurley family history?

The Irish name Hurley comes from the Gaelic "O hUirthile." Interestingly, the name has also been rendered Cammane, based on a translation for the Irish word for a hurley (stick).


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hurley, Hurlie, O'Hurley, O'Hurlie, Commane and many more.

First found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as Lords and Chiefs of Knockalong Castle in the parish and barony of Knockalong, Costlea, the ruins of which still exist. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Rath Hurly, another of their ancient castles which is now in ruins in Kilcullane, in Small barony, Kilcullane, a castle they erected in 1464. The sept is descended from the race of Brenan Ban, on the O'Brien line. Later they built another strong castle in the parish of Kilnelonahan, where Dermod O'Hurley, built his fortress.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurley research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1519, 1584, 1992, 1327, 1377 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hurley History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 155 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hurley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Hurley, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Daniel Hurley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Hurley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • David Hurley, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Ellen Hurley, aged 25, arrived in America in 1822
  • Philip Hurley, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • James Hurley, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842
  • Thomas Hurley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853


  • Denis M Hurley (1843-1899), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1895-99)
  • Colonel Douglas G. Hurley (b. 1966), American NASA Astronaut with over 376 hours in space, pilot for the Space Shuttle mission STS-127
  • Major-General Patrick Jay Hurley (1883-1963), American Ambassador to China (1943-1945)
  • Joseph Patrick Hurley (1894-1967), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Eric William Hurley (b. 1985), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Paul Hurley (b. 1946), former American ice hockey player
  • Marcus Hurley (1883-1941), American four time gold and one time bronze Olympic medalist for cycling at the 1904 games
  • Charles John Hurley (b. 1936), Irish former footballer
  • Elizabeth Jane Hurley (b. 1965), English model and actress
  • Michael Hurley (b. 1990), Australian rules footballer



  • The Ancestry of William Neal Hurley III [sic]; A Record of Many of His Ancestors and Present Day Relatives Who Share the Common Ancestry by William Neal Hurley.

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  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Hurley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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