Last name: STANLEY

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STANLEY : This last name is indexed 408,303 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STANLEY : 1: English: habitational name from any of various places called Stanley including those in Yorkshire Staffordshire Derbyshire Durham Gloucestershire and Wiltshire named with Old English stān ‘stone rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This English name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it was Gaelicized as de Stainléigh.2: English: possibly also a variant of Stoneley a habitational name from Stoneley Green in Burland (Cheshire) Stoneleigh (Warwickshire) or Stonely in Kimbolton (Huntingdonshire) all named with Old English stān ‘stone rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.3: Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other languages for example Polish Stanislawski Greek Anastasiou and Serbian Stojadinov (patronymic from the personal name Stojadin).

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