Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Toirdealbhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name
Toirdhealbhach, a personal name meaning ‘like Thor’ or ‘like
thunder’, composed of the Old Norse name þórr (see
Thor) + Gaelic dealbhach ‘like’, ‘in the shape
of’. Compare McCurley, from the lenited form.
- Altered spelling of German Thurley, from a personal name
formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’, ‘valuable’ +
līh (?), related to Gothic leiks ‘body’, ‘shape’.
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