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Subject: Re: [WOR] DARLEY family
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 12:26:51 EST
In a message dated 1/7/2002 5:07:11 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< am researching the name DARLEY in Birmingham. The family is believed to
have come from County Cork in Ireland in the early 1800's but I can find no
evidence of this. My mother, Agnes Darley, spoke of three brothers coming
from the west coast of Ireland in the the early to mid 1800's. >>
Just for fun, I checked the name DARLEY in Edward MacLysaght's "Surnames of
Ireland" (deskbook - 6th ed., 1985). He says:
"DARLEY: Though this name is an Engish toponymic, it is better known in
Ireland than in England. It has been associated with Dublin and adjacent
counties since the seventeenth century."
For additional detail, see "More Irish Families" by the same author - pub.
Sounds as if a gaggle of DARLEYs may have emigrated to Ireland in one of
Cromwell's settlement schemes, and stayed on.