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Gurley Early Origins



The surname Gurley 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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Gurley Spelling Variations


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Gurley Spelling Variations



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

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Gurley Early History


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Gurley Early History



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

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Gurley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gurley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gurley In Ireland


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Gurley In Ireland



Some of the Gurley 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:

Gurley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Gurley, who landed in Maryland in 1680
  • John Gurley, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • William Gurley, who arrived in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1685

Gurley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Gurley, aged 30, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Rose Gurley, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
  • S. Gurley, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1892
  • F. W. Gurley, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Frank Gurley, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gurley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Gurley, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Edith Mary Gurley, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1903
  • E. Randolph Gurley, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Ella Gurley, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Eva T. Gurley, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gurley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gurley (post 1700)



  • Richard Gurley (1899-1980), American inventor
  • Sheddrick Tobias "Buck" Gurley (b. 1978), former American college and professional football player
  • Zenas Hovey Gurley Sr. (1801-1871), important American leader in the history of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Henry Hosford Gurley (1788-1833), member of the U. S. House of Representatives
  • John Addison Gurley (1813-1863), U.S. Congressman from Ohio
  • Fred G. Gurley (1889-1976), American president and executive committee chairman of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
  • James Gurley (1939-2009), American musician
  • Michael Gurley, American musician
  • Frank Gurley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1942
  • Dorothy Gurley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952
  • ... (Another 14 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. 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.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Gurley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gurley 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 1 February 2016 at 09:17.

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