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Many variations of the name Cawley have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhlaoibh. The former name denotes a son of Auley, while the later denotes a son of Auliffe or a son of Humphrey. They claim descent through the Heremon line of Irish kings. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)


Cawley Early Origins



The surname Cawley was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where at one time the area which is now Ballyloughnoe was once called "McGawley's Country." There is another sept named Mac Amhlaoibh in Gaelic which were a branch of the MacGuires and mainly found in County Fermanagh. This branch gave their name to Clanawley. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Cawley Spelling Variations


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Cawley Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Cawley that are preserved in archival documents are MacAulay, MacAwley, MacAuley, MacAullay, MacAulley, MacAwlay, MacCaulay, MacCawley, MacGawley, Magawley, Cauley, Caulay, McCamley and many more.

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Cawley Early History


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Cawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cawley research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1787 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Cawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cawley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Cawley name:

Cawley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Will Cawley, who arrived in Virginia in 1661
  • Robert Cawley, who landed in New England in 1662
  • Hugh Cawley, who landed in Virginia in 1698

Cawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cawley, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1854

Cawley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Albion Benjamin Cawley arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cawley (post 1700)



  • James "Jim" Cawley (b. 1969), American politician, 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, from 2011 to 2015
  • Tucker Cawley, American three-time Emmy Award winning television comedy writer and producer
  • Rex Cawley (b. 1940), American Olympic gold medalist hurdler at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • James Cawley (b. 1967), American actor, best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the fan film series Star Trek: Phase II
  • Charles M. Cawley (1941-2015), American businessman and founding member of the bank MBNA
  • Alan Cawley (b. 1982), Irish former professional footballer who played from 1998 to 2011, member of the Republic of Ireland U17 National Team in 1999
  • Richard Cawley (b. 1947), English food writer, chef and fashion designer
  • Captain Harold Thomas Cawley (1878-1915), British barrister, Liberal Party politician and soldier killed in World War I, second son of Frederick Cawley, 1st Baron Cawley
  • Frederick Cawley PC, JP (1850-1937), 1st Baron Cawley, British businessman and Liberal Party politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1916-1918)
  • Shirley Cawley (b. 1932), British Olympic bronze medalist long jumper in the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cawley Historic Events


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Cawley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas J Cawley, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Richard Anthony Cawley (1945-1988), American Businessman from New York, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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