Curley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Curley Family History

If you are conducting some Curley family history research then you can view the Curley coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Curley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Curley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic MacToirdealbhaigh Sept of Counties Antrim and Armagh. The name means 'son of Turlough'. Turley, Torley, Kerley, Terence and Terry are among the variants of this name but Curley is mainly found in Counties Galway and Roscommon. where the placenames Ballymacurley and Curley's Island can be found.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Curley Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Cinquefoils Signifies Hope and Joy
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