The Corlew surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."
Early Origins of the Corlew family
The surname Corlew was first found in the Connacht
counties of Galway
(Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland
in the province of Connacht
, where the places names Ballymacurley and Curley's Island can be found. There is also legend in Ireland
, 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 Clan
O'Cleircen, which anglicized is Curley or Curling.
Early History of the Corlew family
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Corlew Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Corley, MacCorley, Curley, Curlee, Curling, Kirley, McKerley, McCurley, McCurly and many more.
Early Notables of the Corlew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corlew family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corlew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward Corlew, who landed in New England in 1730 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Corlew (post 1700)
- Professor J.T. Corlew, American academic, Superintendent of Charlotte City Schools, Charlotte, North Carolina (1886-1888)
- Isabella Corlew, American actress, known for her role as Leona Wendell in Waco (2018)
- Robert "Bob" Ewing Corlew III, American Republican politician and former judge in the state of Tennessee