Curlee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Curlee surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."

Early Origins of the Curlee family

The surname Curlee was first found in the Connacht counties of Galway and Roscommon (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.

Important Dates for the Curlee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curlee research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1305 are included under the topic Early Curlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curlee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corley, MacCorley, Curley, Curlee, Curling, Kirley, McKerley, McCurley, McCurly and many more.

Early Notables of the Curlee family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Curlee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curlee migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curlee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Catherine Curlee, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Eleanor Curlee, who settled in America, in 1910

Contemporary Notables of the name Curlee (post 1700)

  • Randy Curlee, American founder of S.D. Curlee, a guitar manufacturer
  • Nancy Curlee, American Daytime Emmy Award nominated soap opera writer
  • Jay Curlee, American Hawaii-based filmmaker
  • Glenn Curlee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956 [1]
  • C. L. Curlee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [1]
  • C. D. Curlee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944 [1]
  • Arthur Curlee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 [1]
  • Cullen Curlee Arnett (1812-1854), American politician, Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-41 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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