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Reduced Anglicized form of Irish Mac Toirdealbhaigh (“son of Toirdealbhach”), a personal name composed of the elements Tor (“Thor”) + dealbhach (“-like, in the shape of”). Compare McCurley.
Turley (plural Turleys)
- A surname from Irish.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Turley is the 3398th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 10524 individuals. Turley is most common among White (88.71%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Turley”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 3, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN.