Herlehy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Herlehy has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as O hUirthile.

Early Origins of the Herlehy family

The surname Herlehy was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Herlehy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herlehy research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1570, and 1626 are included under the topic Early Herlehy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herlehy Spelling Variations

Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Herlehy. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Herlihy, O'Herlihy, Herley, Herly, Hurley, O'Hurley, Murrily and many more.

Early Notables of the Herlehy family (pre 1700)

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

Herlehy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Herlehy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Herlehy, aged 28, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Mary Herlehy, aged 24, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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