Curley



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:5Armagh:1Belfast city:3Clare:5
Cork:1Donegal:1Dublin:1Galway:123
Kerry:1Kildare:2Leitrim:1Limerick:7
Limerick city:1Longford:5Louth:1Mayo:16
Monaghan:13Offaly:9Roscommon:50Sligo:9
Tipperary:1Tyrone:2Waterford:3Westmeath:12
Wicklow:4

Surname Dictionary

Corley Quite numerous: Monaghan, Connacht. Ir. Mac Thoirealaigh. From the personal name Toirdealbhach, meaning "instigator". Also as Curley, q.v.
Curley numerous: E Galway-Roscommon, Wicklow-Kildare-Meath. Ir. Mac Thoirdealbhaigh, (son of Turlough). The name has always been connected with Roscommon.
Mac Thoirdealbhaigh (1) Curley: Ros Comáin-Gaillimh, Cill Mhantáin-Cill Dara-an Mhí; (2) Mac Corley: annamh: Aontroim. Dhá chlann difriúil, ar a laghad. Brí: tugtar Toirdealbhach .i. ar nós Thor, an dia Teotanach ach bhí Tairdealbhach ann mar ainm pearsanta roimh theacht na Lochlannach - Turlough an galldú. Brí: fear spreagtha, gríosaithe. Bíonn na h-Ultaigh ag cuimhneamh ar Roddy Mac Corley a chrochadh as bheith páirteach in éirí amach '98. Litriú nua: Mac Thoirealaigh. IF & GPN.
MacCorley rare: N Antrim. Ir. Mac Thoirdhealbhaigh. This name is Corley and Curley in Connacht. Although Toirdhealbhach means "Thor-like", the aboriginal first name Tairdelbach means "instigator" and was popular in 11 & 12 cents. The modern Ulster version Tárlach is equivalent to Turlough. The surname is now Mac Thoirealaigh. GPN.
MacCurley Quite numerous: Belfast area etc. Ir. Mac Thoirdhealbhaigh (Thor-like). This is generally a Connacht name. It may represent Mac Tharlaich (Scottish). See Curley.

Variants in Griffith's
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Corley: 88
Corly: 3
Curley: 277
Curly: 105
McCorley: 5
McCurley: 25
McCurly: 4

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Courley
Courloy
Mac Thoirdealbhaigh
MacCorley
MacCurley
McCerley
McCorly
McKerley


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