At 02:27 PM 12/27/98 EST, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Yes, in Medieval times, there most definitely was a Nordic presence in
>the Scots Hebrides, Highlands, & Orkneys, and the coastal cities of Ireland,
>too. Waterford and Dublin, in particular. The main reason I wouldn't be so
>sure about the name Turley being connected with Thor is that there appear to
>be no other similar Nordic deity-based Irish-Scots surnames, Lugh - Luki,
>being the exception. For example, Odin, Friga, Freya, etc.
No, there is also McCorquodale, "the holy vessel of Thor". So you can
see that it is at least possible.