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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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    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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