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Hurley Family History

Hurley Name Meaning
Irish: variant of Herlihy.Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUrthuile ‘descendant of Urthuile’.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile, ‘descendant of Murthuile’ (see Murley).English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Warwickshire so named from Old English hyrne ‘corner’, ‘bend’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hurley Families

  • Number of Hurley families
     463 - 924
     155 - 462
     1 - 154
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hurley families
     500 - 997
     167 - 499
     1 - 166
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hurley families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hurley Family Origin

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Hurley Family Occupations

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