Last name: HANLEY

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HANLEY : This last name is indexed 59,738 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HANLEY : 1: Irish: shortened form of O'Hanley an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’ a personal name meaning ‘champion’. This is the name of a former ruling family in Connacht and is now common throughout southern Ireland.2: English: habitational name from any of the many places called Handley (Cheshire Derbyshire Dorset Northamptonshire) or Hanley (Staffordshire Worcestershire) named with Old English hēan the weak dative form (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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