Last name: GALLEY

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GALLEY : This last name is indexed 61,858 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GALLEY : 1: English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English galei(e) gallie ‘seagoing vessel with sails and oars galley’ (Old French galee galie) perhaps denoting an oarsman.2: English: variant of Galilee topographic or occupational name from Middle English galile(e) galilie ‘small chapel or porch at the entrance to a church’ possibly denoting someone who lived near a galilee or whose work was associated with one.3: Scottish: variant of Gailey.4: French: variant of Gallet 1. Compare Galey.5: German: presumably a derivative of Gall.

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