The surname Tangley comes from the Irish Gaelic "O Teangna" and refers to a "descendant of Teangana." This personal name
is an Old Breton
name composed of the element "tan" meaning "fire" and "ci" meaning "dog," and was born by a sixth century Christian saint.
Early Origins of the Tangley family
The surname Tangley was first found in County Kerry
(Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond
(14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland
, in Munster
Early History of the Tangley family
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Tangley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tangney, O'Tangney, Tagney, Tangley and others.
Early Notables of the Tangley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tangley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tangley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Tangley, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1802
The Tangley Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Si Deus quis contra?
Motto Translation: If God be with us who can be against us?.