Curley Family History
Curley Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McCurley. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France named Corlay, for example in Côtes-du-Nord 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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press