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Origin and popularity of the name CURLEY

Origin

Curley : 1: Irish (Galway): shortened form of McCurley.2: 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.3: Native American (Navajo): ranslation into English of a Navajo personal name based on chishch’ilí ‘curly haired’ (see Chischilly).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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