Hurley ~ we've been involved digging into the Bohall, Hurley and Phillips families who owned Green River Island (Evansville OH) from way way way way back ~ they were just always there ~ this is where Desoto stopped on his way to cross the Mississippi (that part of the Ohio was called Mississippi back in the day)
Recent research has taken me into looking closely at Portuguese involvement in Labrador/Newfoundland ~ and lo and behold..... a number of other North American locations that may have been very early Portuguese fatorias. Beauval Saskatchewan is possible ~ firsts guy out of the woods to register his claims with the British Hudson Bay company was a Perro ~ (a Portuguese name found frequently in the Ultramar).
I know of Bohalls who accompanied Iroquis to that site on a two year r/t trek to get furs.
Phillips is just all over the place of course. So, a Hurley from Newfoundland ~ just like
Giovanni Antonio de Carbonariis
Which would be Anthony de Bohal (that Carbonariis is a latinate version of "house of Bohal" ~ another familiar name along that line is Beauharnois (Bohall - nwa) also known as Josephine Bonaparte ~ her grandson ~ Napoleon's grand nephew, Napoleon III signed legislation as Bohall)) ~ settles that well enough considering all things eh!
He accompanied Cabot ~ who worked for Henry VII who banked at the lenders in Italy whose biggest depositors were the brothers from the religious retreat centuries later used to tend to Napoleon during his first captivity ~
Which is merely to suggest to you that all the Hurley family weren't necessarily the simple fishermen you might think them to be. The Portuguese Ultramar actually bought fish along the Norwegian shore from fishermen who caught them on the Grand Banks. Those fish were dried in the hills around about ~ cool, dry, etc ~ and cured to the point where they could be traded further South in some sort of three way trade I haven't yet figured out. But it was all the same bunch of Ports ~
Feel free to contact me any time you think there might be some craziness in the records that needs looked at!