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

Curlee Early Origins



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.

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Curlee Spelling Variations


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Curlee Spelling Variations



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

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Curlee Early History


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Curlee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curlee research. Another 129 words (9 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.

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Curlee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curlee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Curlee 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curlee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine Curlee, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Eleanor Curlee, who settled in America, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curlee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curlee (post 1700)



  • Glenn Curlee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956
  • C. L. Curlee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964
  • C. D. Curlee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944
  • Arthur Curlee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948
  • 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

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Curlee Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Curlee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curlee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 09:36.

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