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McCurlay Early Origins



The surname McCurlay was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat since the year 1095, when Lochlan MacCairlill, the royal heir apparent to the throne of Ulster was defeated in a great battle at Ardagh in the county of Antrim and had to flee. He settled in Ayrshire in Scotland with his clan.

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McCurlay Spelling Variations


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McCurlay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKerlie, McKerlie, MacCurlie, McCurlie, McCurly, MacCarill, MacCarrill, MacCairlill and many more.

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McCurlay Early History


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McCurlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCurlay research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1305 are included under the topic Early McCurlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCurlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCurlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCurlay In Ireland


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McCurlay In Ireland



Some of the McCurlay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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 or some of its variants were: James M'Kerlie settled in Pictou Nova Scotia in 1792.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The McCurlay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCurlay 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 10 November 2014 at 13:53.

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