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McCorley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the McCorley family


The surname McCorley 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.

Early History of the McCorley family


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McCorley Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the McCorley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCorley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCorley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter McCorley, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McCorley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen McCorley, aged 30, originally from Montreal, Canada, arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Tuscania" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHQ-KZV : 6 December 2014), Ellen McCorley, 27 Oct 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Tuscania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Hugh McCorley, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XQ-4X3 : 6 December 2014), Hugh McCorley, 20 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joe McCorley, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Bradclyde" from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN6-G26 : 6 December 2014), Joe McCorley, 19 Mar 1923; citing departure port Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, arrival port New York, ship name Bradclyde, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name McCorley (post 1700)


  • Rosaleen "Rosie" McCorley (b. 1957), Irish Sinn Féin politician, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast West (2012-2016)
  • Roger McCorley, Irish republican activist, great-grandson of United Irishmen leader Roddy McCorley
  • Roddy McCorley (d. 1800), Irish radical who is alleged to have been a member of the United Irishmen and claimed as a participant in their rebellion of 1798; he was executed on 28 February 1800

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHQ-KZV : 6 December 2014), Ellen McCorley, 27 Oct 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Tuscania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XQ-4X3 : 6 December 2014), Hugh McCorley, 20 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN6-G26 : 6 December 2014), Joe McCorley, 19 Mar 1923; citing departure port Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, arrival port New York, ship name Bradclyde, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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