Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
For those of Irish origins the surname is an anglicised form of two Gaelic patronymics, O' hUirthile descendant of Uirthile and O' Muirthile, anglicised to Murhilla through Murley to Hurley. The first family are mainly found in County Limerick while the other belong to Cork. The Erleigh family below held land in Kilkenny, Ireland.
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