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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
Hurley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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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