Last name: SMEDLEY

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SMEDLEY : This last name is indexed 49,835 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SMEDLEY : English (Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name mostly from Smithley in Wombwell (Yorkshire) but also from Smedley (Lancashire). The placenames probably mean ‘wood or woodland clearing of the smiths’ from Old English smitha genitive plural form of smith ‘smith’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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