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Gene Turley (198.60.100.187 - 198.60.100.187)
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post Print Post

What county does the name Turley come from? and what does it mean? Would anyone know who the earliest Turleys were that moved to America? Thanks

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Karen Ham (67.160.10.28 - 67.160.10.28)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 01:10 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hey, this is interesting. My maiden name was Turley... I found a website a while back that talked about the Turley clan in Ireland, but there are Turleys all over the world and it's hard to say just who came from where. Here it is. I can't remember the other one, but I found it just by doing a search in Yahoo.

http://www.irishclans.com/clans/Turley/society/
society.html

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Paul (68.167.58.104 - 68.167.58.104)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello, Turleys:

I have a copy of MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland, and here's what it says about Turley:

(Mac) Turley, Torley. Mac Toirdealbhaigh. Mainly found in Cos. Armagh and Down. This name is also occasionally anglicized Terence and Terry, the forename Turlough, from which the surname is derived, being equated with Terence.

MacLysacht's book is great. I'd only seen it in libraries in Ireland, but on a recent trip found a paperback copy for sale for only 9 euros.

Ádh mór oraibh/All the best,
Paul

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