Last name: SLY

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SLY : This last name is indexed 25,619 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SLY : English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): nickname from Middle English sle(i)gh ‘sly’ (Old Norse slœgr) which in the 12th–13th centuries developed the sense ‘skillful expert’ but also ‘crafty guileful underhand’. In the North this word became slee while in the South and Midlands it became sligh sly.

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