From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó MAOLMHOCHÓIR, Ó MAOLMHOCHÓIRGHE, Ó MAOLMHOICHEIRGHE—I—O Mulmochore, O Mullmochory, O Molvochory, O Mullucherie, Early, Earley, Eardley; 'descendant of Maolmhocheirghe' (chief of early rising, or fond of early rising). Ó Maolmhoicheirghe was the original form; in the spoken language it became Ó Maolmhochóirghe, or Ó Maolmhochóir, now generally shortened to Ó Mochóirghe and Ó Mochóir, which see; the name of an ecclesiastical family in the diocese of Kilmore, the head of which was coarb of Drumreilly, in Co. Leitrim, and of Drumlane, in Co. Cavan. MacFirbis mentions a family of this name among the Siol Muireadhaigh in Co. Roscommon. Before the end of the 16th century, the name had spread into Sligo and Donegal. It is now everywhere anglicised Early, Earley or Eardley.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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