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KERLEY Family History

This most interesting name with variant spellings Kerley, Turley, Terry and McTerrelly, found particularly in the counties of Galway and Roscommon, is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Mac Thoirdealbhoigh". This is composed of the Gaelic prefix "mac", meaning "son of", and the personal name "Toridhealbhach", having as its first element the Scandinavian name "Thor" (God of Thunder) and the second element "dealbhach", "in the shape of". The name has also been Anglicized as "Terence" and "Terry".

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Brigid O’Hagan

My great great grandfather was Patrick Kerley born 1836 co louth his daughter my great grandmother was Bridget Kerley there was also a son John Kerley


Patrick Kerley born 1836/37 co louth ireland

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