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Gourley Early Origins



The surname Gourley 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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Gourley Spelling Variations


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Gourley Spelling Variations



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

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Gourley Early History


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Gourley Early History



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

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Gourley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gourley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gourley In Ireland


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Gourley In Ireland



Some of the Gourley 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:

Gourley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Gourley, who landed in New York in 1799

Gourley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Gourley, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Jane Gourley, who landed in America in 1804
  • Jane Gourley who settled in New England in 1804 with her husband William
  • Alexander Gourley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Robert F Gourley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gourley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Gourley, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Fermanagh, in 1901
  • Archibald Gourley, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, in 1903
  • G. C. Gourley, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Hugh Gourley, aged 23, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Gourley, aged 1, who landed in America from Blautyro, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gourley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Gourley, who arrived in Canada in 1821
  • Jane Gourley, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Mr. Denis Gourley, aged 22 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Roseanne" departing from the port of Cork, 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)
  • Mrs. Hannah Gourley, aged 37 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 on September 20th, 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)
  • Mr. Murtagh Gourley, 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 on August 27th, 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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gourley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Gourley, aged 22, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1915
  • Arthur Leslie Gourley, aged 39, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gourley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gourley (post 1700)



  • Henry I. Gourley (1838-1899), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1890 to 1893
  • James Pasco "Jimmy" Gourley Jr. (1926-2008), American jazz guitarist in the 1950s
  • William B. Gourley (b. 1856), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1886; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1888, 1904
  • Wallace S. Gourley, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 46th District, 1943-46
  • Robert J. Gourley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Myrtle Gourley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964
  • Louis H. Gourley, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Veracruz, 1917; U.S. Consul in Port Elizabeth, 1926-27; Sao Paulo, 1929; Medan, 1932; Shanghai, 1938
  • Henry I. Gourley, American Republican politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1890-93
  • A. F. Gourley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 25th District, 1926, 1928
  • Paul Gourley, former National Chairman of the College Republican National Committee in the United States
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations


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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. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. 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.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Gourley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gourley 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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