Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland
. The original Gaelic form of the name Gormlie is "O Gormghaile" in Connacht
, or "O Goirmleadhaigh" in Ulster.
Early Origins of the Gormlie family
The surname Gormlie 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 Gormlie family held a seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Gormlie family
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Gormlie Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
of the name Gormlie dating from that time include Gormley, O'Gormley, Grehan, Gormleigh, Gormly, Gormlie, Grimes and many more.
Early Notables of the Gormlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gormlie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gormlie: Michael Gormley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1840; and Thady, John, Bridget, Catherine and Mary Gormley who settled in Quebec in 1848.