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The Irish surname Tulley begins was originally the Gaelic MacTuile, O Maoltuile, or Mac Maoltuile. "tuile" means "flood," and the names Tully and Flood were at one time interchangeable in Ireland. However, some of the Gaelic names that have become "flood" may have been mistranslations, and that contained the Gaelic "toile," meaning "toil," or "will." In Ulster, Floyd has sometimes been used as a spelling variant of Flood; however, Floyd is normally a cognate of the Welsh name Lloyd, derived from the word 'llwyd,' which means ‘grey.’

Tulley Early Origins



The surname Tulley was first found in Connacht, where they could be found since ancient times, and were hereditary physicians to the O'Connors of Galway.

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Tulley Spelling Variations


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Tulley Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Tulley dating from that time include Flood, Floyd, Floode, Floyde, Tully, MacTully,Talley, Tally and many more.

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Tulley Early History


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Tulley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tulley research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1st., 1620 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tulley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tulley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tulley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tulley 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Tulley or a variant listed above:

Tulley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tulley, who arrived in Virginia in 1640

Tulley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tulley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849

Tulley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tulley landed in Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Brougham

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tulley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tulley (post 1700)



  • Gever Tulley, American writer, speaker, computer scientist and founder of the Brightworks School and Tinkering School

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Motto


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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: Vis unita fortior
Motto Translation: Strength united is the more powerful.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Tulley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tulley 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 4 October 2016 at 17:18.

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