Last name: POWLEY

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POWLEY : This last name is indexed 18,064 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

POWLEY : 1: English (mainly Norfolk): perhaps a shortened form of Powling either a nickname for someone with a distinctive head or hair or who had a shaved head (from an unrecorded Middle English polling a derivative of Middle English polle ‘head hair of the head’ or pollen ‘to cut (hair) shave (someone's head)’ + the noun-forming suffix -ing); or a habitational name from Poling in Sussex; or a variant of Pullan and Pullen.2: Probably an altered form of German Pauli or Pauly.

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