Origins Available: English, Irish
Early Origins of the Couley family
Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Couley family
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Couley Spelling Variations
spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Couley has been spelled Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley, Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Couley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Couley family to the New World and Oceana
Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Couley or a variant listed above:
Couley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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