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Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Gormley is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.

Gormley Early Origins



The surname Gormley was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the Gormley family held a seat from very ancient times.

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Gormley Spelling Variations


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Gormley Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Gormley include Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.

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Gormley Early History


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Gormley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gormley research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gormley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gormley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gormley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gormley 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Gormley to North America:

Gormley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gormley, who landed in America in 1795

Gormley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Gormley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Bernard Gormley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Martin Gormley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Francis Gormley, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Michael Gormley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gormley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gormley, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • James Gormley, aged 29, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mrs. Francis Gormley, aged 45 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Superior" departing from the port of Londonderry, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  • Miss. Martha Gormley, aged 5 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Henry Pottinger" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  • Thady, John, Bridget, Catherine and Mary Gormley who settled in Quebec in 1848

Gormley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Gormley, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Terence Gormley, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Elizabeth Gormley, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gormley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gormley (post 1700)



  • Thomas Francis "Tom" Gormley (1891-1951), American professional football player
  • Joseph Leo Gormley (1914-2004), American chief of chemistry and toxicology for the FBI
  • Ken Gormley, American Dean of the school of law and a Professor of constitutional law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Richard C. Gormley, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1966-67
  • Martin E. Gormley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1930, 1932
  • John E. Gormley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 2nd District, 1940
  • Elizabeth Gormley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928
  • Edward J. Gormley, American politician, Mayor of McMinnville, Oregon, 1985-87
  • E. S. Gormley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • Charles J. Gormley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 44th District, 1936
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. 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).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Gormley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gormley 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.

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