Curley Family History
Curley Name Meaning
Irish (Galway): shortened form of McCurley . English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France named Corlay for example in Côtes-d'Armor and Indre or possibly from Corlieu the former name of La Rue Saint Pierre in Oise. Reaney and Wilson suggest also it may have been a variant of the nickname Curlew after the bird Anglo-Norman French curleu. Native American (Navajo): ranslation into English of a Navajo personal name based on chishch’ilí ‘curly haired’ (see Chischilly ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022