Last name: SEELEY

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SEELEY : This last name is indexed 47,441 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SEELEY : 1: English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition from Middle English seli ‘happy fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig from sǣl ‘happiness good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’ which developed into modern English silly is not attested before the 15th century. See also Selman.2: Altered form of German Seele respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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