Last name: MANLEY

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MANLEY : This last name is indexed 73,687 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MANLEY : 1: English: habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Cheshire named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’ from (ge)mǣne ‘common shared’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.2: English: nickname from Middle English mannly ‘manly virile brave’ (Old English mannlīc originally ‘man-like’).3: Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly) of unexplained etymology. Compare Malley.4: Irish (Connacht and Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonghaile ‘descendant of Maonghal’ a personal name derived from words meaning ‘wealth’ and ‘valor’.

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