Last name: WILEY

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WILEY : This last name is indexed 98,311 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WILEY : English: from various places called with Old English wīg wēoh ‘idol’ + lēah ‘wood clearing’ such as Whyly in East Hoathly (Sussex) Whiligh in Ticehurst (Sussex) Weeley (Essex) Weoley (Worcestershire) and Willey (Surrey) or from any of the other places called Willey such as those in Cheshire Herefordshire Shropshire and Warwickshire named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + lēah or from Wylye (Wiltshire) which takes its name from the river Wylye (of uncertain etymology).

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