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Irish Surname - Curley

Origin of the Irish Surname Curley

The Irish surname Curley comes from the Gaelic "O'Cearbhaill," which means "descendant of Cearbhall." Cearbhall was a popular personal name in ancient Ireland and is thought to have meant "hacking with a weapon." The Curley family originated in the western county of Galway and spread to other parts of Ireland over time.

Today, the surname Curley can be found around the world, with a significant population in the United States and Canada.

According to the 1901 Irish census, Curley was the 35th most common surname in Ireland, with the highest numbers found in the counties of Galway, Roscommon, and Mayo.

Famous People with the Surname Curley

Variations of the Irish Surname Curley

Curley Coat of Arms

The Curley coat of arms features a red shield with a gold chevron between three silver lions. The crest consists of a gold eagle with wings spread.

Curley Motto

The Curley motto reads "Droit et Loyal," which means "Just and Loyal" in French.

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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