The Irish name O'Hurlie comes from the Gaelic "O hUirthile." Interestingly, the name has also been rendered Cammane, based on a translation for the Irish word for a hurley (stick).
Early Origins of the O'Hurlie family
The surname O'Hurlie was first found in Limerick
(Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
as Lords and Chiefs of Knockalong Castle in the parish and barony of Knockalong, Costlea, the ruins of which still exist. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Rath Hurly, another of their ancient castles which is now in ruins in Kilcullane, in Small barony, Kilcullane, a castle they erected in 1464. The sept is descended from the race of Brenan Ban, on the O'Brien line. Later they built another strong castle in the parish of Kilnelonahan, where Dermod O'Hurley, built his fortress.
Early History of the O'Hurlie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Hurlie research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1519, 1584, 1992, 1327, 1377 and 1700 are included under the topic Early O'Hurlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
O'Hurlie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hurley, Hurlie, O'Hurley, O'Hurlie, Commane and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Hurlie family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Dermot O'Hurley (1519-1584), Archbishop of Cashel, horribly tortured for his beliefs, one of the most celebrated of Irish Catholic Martyrs, beatified by Pope John Paul II on 27 September 1992; William Hurley was the master... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Hurlie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the O'Hurlie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Darby Hurlie, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Tusloe Urley, who arrived in Maryland in 1682; John Murley, who settled in New York, NY in 1820.