19,336 QUIGLEY members around the world
Stay informed about QUIGLEY Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
QUIGLEY Family HistoryRecorded in a number of spelling forms including O'Quigley, Quigley, Kegley, and Cogley, this is an Irish surname of ancient origins. It derives from the 12th century Gaelic O'Coigligh, a nickname for an untidy person, or possibly one with long, flowing, hair. Most Irish surnames originate from a nickname, this nickname being given in ancient times to the leader of the emerging clan. The "O" suffix has been lost since the early 19th century, in common with many other surnames, and is rarely seen now. The clan originates from the far west of the county in County Mayo, and although there is some evidence of them being dispersed in the 16th century, its main residential area remains in Donegal and Sligo...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous QUIGLEY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the QUIGLEY tribe
- Find your QUIGLEY ancestor
- Tell us about your QUIGLEY Family
- Tell us about your QUIGLEY ancestors
- Ask a question about the QUIGLEY history
- Leave a message for QUIGLEY family members
Invite more QUIGLEY family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the QUIGLEY tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest