Last name: FOLEY

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FOLEY : This last name is indexed 203,761 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FOLEY : 1: Irish (southern): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha ‘descendant of Foghlaidh’ a byname meaning ‘pirate marauder plunderer’.2: Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh (see McSharry) chosen because of its phonetic approximation to English foal. Mac Searraigh is derived from a personal name based on searrach ‘foal’.3: English (of Norman origin): variant of Folley 1.

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