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Origin and popularity of the name MALEY

Origin

Maley : 1: Irish: variant of Malley (see O'Malley).2: Americanized form of Rusyn (from Slovakia) Mlej (see Malay 1).3: Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Malý Polish Mały (see Maly 1) or Slovenian Mali ‘small little’. Compare Maly 4 and Malley 4.4: Americanized form of Slovenian and Slovak Malej: nickname derived from Slovenian mal Slovak malý ‘small little’. The Slovenian surname may also be from the dialect pet nickname malej ‘little one’. Compare Malley 4.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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