The Kirley surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."
, where the places names Ballymacurley and Curley's Island can be found. There is also legend in
, that the name descends from Maolduin, the second son of the 164th Monarch of Ireland, who founded the clanns of Muldoon. Maolduin's great, great grandson was Clercen, whose name means "curly one." Clercen founded the
O'Cleircen, which anglicized is Curley or Curling.
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of this family name include: Corley, MacCorley, Curley, Curlee, Curling, Kirley, McKerley, McCurley, McCurly and many more.