Last name: HALLEY

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HALLEY : This last name is indexed 91,732 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HALLEY : 1: English and Scottish: either an aspirated variant of Alley or a variant of Hawley.2: Scottish: habitational name from Halley in Deerness (Orkney).3: Irish (Waterford and Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilche ‘descendant of Ailche’ possibly from the byname Ailchú meaning ‘gentle hound’. In some cases in Ireland Halley has been adopted for Ó Maolchathail (see Mulhall).4: Irish (Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁille ‘descendant of Áille’ apparently from áille ‘beauty’ but possibly a variant of Ó hÁinle (see Hanley).5: French (mainly Normandy): variant of Halle 2.6: Altered form of French Canadian Hallé (see Halle 3).

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