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Where did the Scottish Girly family come from? What is the Scottish Girly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Girly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Girly family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gourlay, Gurley, Gourley, Gourlie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girly research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1296, 1300, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Girly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Girly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Girly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 278 words(20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jane Gourley who settled in New England in 1804 with her husband William; George, James, John, Mark, Phillip, Robert and Samuel Gourley, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Profunda cernit
Motto Translation: He comprehends profound things.
The Girly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girly 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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