Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
15,937 EARLY members around the world
Stay informed about EARLY Family online & offline events!
Our in-person family gatherings
Our digital global family gatherings
Ireland's President Higgins family message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
EARLY Family HistoryRecorded in the spellings of O'Loughrey, Loughrey, Deloughrey, Early and Erley, this is an Irish surname of some very confused origins. Originally recorded almost entirely in the province of Ulster, it is believed to derive from several sources. The most popular etymology relates to a derived form of the pre 10th century O'Maolmocheirgh, translating as "the descendant of the early rising one", shortened in the 16th century to O' Mulmogery and Mulmoher. It is claimed that the substitution to Early and Erley took place in the 18th century, through fact that in Gaelic "moch" means early and "eirghe", rising! This does not explain how O'Loughrey come to be grouped under the same clan, and the only explanation that we can offer is that the original Early's and Erley's were in fact Norman French, coming to Ireland in 1170 with Strongbow, earl of Pembroke.
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Invite more EARLY family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the EARLY tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the EARLY Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from