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The name Turley was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Turley family lived in Suffolk, at Thurlow which was in turn derived from the Old English word tryohlaw, meaning dweller by the hill.

Turley Early Origins



The surname Turley was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Thurlow. Conjecturally, they are descended from Godric, the holder of the King's lands of Great and Little Thurlow at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by King William, Duke of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066. The village at that time consisted of a Church and 33 goats. Today Little Thurlow is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district and has a population of about 230 as of 2005.

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Turley Spelling Variations


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Turley Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Thurlow, Thurlough, Thurlowe, Thurloe, Thurlo, Thurlows, Thurles and many more.

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Turley Early History


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Turley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turley research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1775 and are included under the topic Early Turley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Turley In Ireland


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Turley In Ireland



Some of the Turley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Turley or a variant listed above:

Turley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Turley, who received a land patent in Maryland in 1674
  • Edward Turley, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • John Turley, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • Francis Turley, who came to Virginia in 1682

Turley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Turley, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina from Ireland in 1791 aboard the brig "Hope"

Turley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Turley, who arrived in New York city in 1816
  • Anne Turley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Eliza Turley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Sarah Turley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Turley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Turley, a cordwainer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

Turley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Turley a labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "City of Dunedin" in 1871
  • George F. Turley, aged 35, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Harriet Turley, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Jane S. Turley, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • James Turley, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turley (post 1700)



  • Stanley Frederick "Stan" Turley (1921-2014), American politician and businessman, Member of the Arizona Senate (1973-1985) and House of Representatives (1965-1973), Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives (1967-1968)
  • Helen Turley, American winemaker and wine consultant, owner of the Marcassin Vineyard
  • Kyle Turley (b. 1975), American professional NFL football player
  • Jonathan Turley (b. 1961), American professor at George Washington University Law School
  • Thomas B Turley (1845-1910), American politician, United States Senator from Tennessee (1897-1901)
  • Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Turley (b. 1930), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jonathan "Jon" Turley (b. 1971), English children's author, born in Worcester
  • James S "Jim" Turley, former CEO of Ernst and Young
  • Brian Turley, English guitarist with the band Headrush
  • Jack Turley, English drummer with the pop punk band The Fight

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Turley Historic Events


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Turley Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Richard Turley (d. 1912), aged 36, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Turley


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Suggested Readings for the name Turley



  • Turley Family Records by Beth Mitchell.

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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: Justitiae soror fides
Motto Translation: Fidelity is the sister of justice.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. 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).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Turley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turley 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.

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