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Gorley Early Origins



The surname Gorley was first found in Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gorley Spelling Variations


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Gorley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gourlay, Gurley, Gourley, Gourlie and others.

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Gorley Early History


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Gorley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorley research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1296, 1300, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Gorley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gorley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gorley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gorley In Ireland


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Gorley In Ireland



Some of the Gorley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Gorley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Gorley, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Hugh Gorley, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Gorley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Gorta Gorley, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Joseph Garta Gorley, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • W Gorley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gorley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gorley (post 1700)



  • Ashley Gorley (b. 1977), American songwriter and producer who has nineteen number one singles and has over two hundred songs to her credit
  • Robert Gorley (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Hugh A. Gorley, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 10th District, 1880-81
  • Peter Gorley (b. 1951), English former professional rugby league footballer who has played for the England National Team (1980-1981) and Great Britain (1980-1981)
  • Leslie "Les" N. Gorley (b. 1950), English former professional rugby league footballer who has played for the England National Team (1977-1981) and Great Britain (1980-1982)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Profunda cernit
Motto Translation: He comprehends profound things.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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, 1968. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Gorley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gorley 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 3 May 2016 at 10:34.

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