Last name: FAIRLEY

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All you have to know about the last name FAIRLEY

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FAIRLEY : This last name is indexed 17,311 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FAIRLEY : 1: Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ or fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Primarily from Fairlie in Ayrshire but perhaps occasionally from other places similarly named such as Fairley (Northumberland) Fairlee in Newport (Isle of Wight) and Fairliehope (Linton Peeblesshire). A Scots family once known as de Ros adopted the name Fairlie when granted lands at Fairlie Ayrshire by Robert the Bruce.2: Irish: variant of Farrelly from Ó Fearghaile.

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