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

McKerlie Early Origins



The surname McKerlie 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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McKerlie Spelling Variations


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McKerlie 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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McKerlie Early History


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McKerlie Early History



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

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McKerlie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKerlie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKerlie 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 or some of its variants were: Charles Curley who settled in America in 1654; Rich Corley, who was among those given a land patent in Virginia in 1675-76; Biddy and Margaret Curley, who settled in Quebec in 1849.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKerlie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKerlie (post 1700)



  • Peggy S. McKerlie, American politician, Representative from Washington 4th District, 1998

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McKerlie Family Crest Products


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McKerlie Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The McKerlie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKerlie 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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