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The Kirley surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."

Kirley Early Origins



The surname Kirley was first found in the Connacht counties of Galway and Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where the places names Ballymacurley and Curley's Island can be found. There is also legend in Ireland, that the name descends from Maolduin, the second son of the 164th Monarch of Ireland, who founded the clanns of Muldoon. Maolduin's great, great grandson was Clercen, whose name means "curly one." Clercen founded the Clan O'Cleircen, which anglicized is Curley or Curling.

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Kirley Spelling Variations


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Kirley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Corley, MacCorley, Curley, Curlee, Curling, Kirley, McKerley, McCurley, McCurly and many more.

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Kirley Early History


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Kirley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirley research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1305 are included under the topic Early Kirley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kirley Notables 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:

Kirley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patrick Kirley, aged 30, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1906
  • John Kirley, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Luxand, Ireland, in 1909
  • Thomas Kirley, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Kilcoran, Ireland, in 1911
  • Katie Kirley, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Wsyion, Ireland, in 1912
  • Lawrence Kirley, aged 25, who landed in America from Monaghan Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirley (post 1700)



  • Adam Kirley, American Screen Actors Guild Award nominated stuntman and actor, best known for his work on Batman Begins (2005), Casino Royale (2006) and The Bourne Ultimatium (2007)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. 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).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kirley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirley 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 29 January 2014 at 12:39.

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