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GORMLEY Family HistoryRecorded as Gormley, Gormally, and occasionally in Ulster as Gorman or Grimes, this is an Irish surname. In all cases the more anciently correct form is with the prefix O', although this is now almost totally extinct. The derivation is from the pre 10th century spellings O' Gormain, O'Gormghaile, or possibly in Ulster O'Goirmleadhaigh. The name originates, it is claimed, from the counties of Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon, and Tyrone, and translates as 'the descendant (O') of the son (ain) of the noble (gorm)and valourous (ghal) one'. This meaning is partially confirmed by the fact that in ancient times the chiefs of the O'Gormley's were titled as 'taoiseach', meaning in this context, the hereditary leaders of a group of clans, a sort of early 'Supreme Commander', and the term for the Prime Minister of Ireland...
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