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Gourlie Early Origins



The surname Gourlie 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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Gourlie Spelling Variations


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Gourlie Spelling Variations



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

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Gourlie Early History


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Gourlie Early History



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

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Gourlie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gourlie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gourlie In Ireland


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Gourlie In Ireland



Some of the Gourlie 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:

Gourlie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neil M. Gourlie, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Isabel Gourlie, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Gourlie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Archie Gourlie, aged 24, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1906
  • Walter Gourlie, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1906
  • George Gourlie, aged 22, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1906
  • Eliza Gourlie, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Mary Gourlie, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • ... (More 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Gourlie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gourlie 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 24 May 2013 at 14:25.

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