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Where did the Irish Gormlie family come from? What is the Irish Gormlie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gormlie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gormlie family history?Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Gormlie is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Gormlie dating from that time include Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.
First found in County Donegal, where the Gormlie family held a seat from very ancient times.
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Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gormlie: Michael Gormley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1840; and Thady, John, Bridget, Catherine and Mary Gormley who settled in Quebec in 1848.
The Gormlie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gormlie 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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