Last name: SHELLEY

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SHELLEY : This last name is indexed 63,677 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHELLEY : 1: English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex Suffolk Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock ledge shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2: Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’ a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions wealthy’.

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