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Origin and popularity of the name MEDLEY


Medley : English: variant of Methley a habitational name from Methley (Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Old English middel ‘middle’ replaced by the Old Norse cognate methal + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or ēg ‘island’ or from Old English mǣth ‘mowing the cutting of grass or corn’ + lēah. Topography suggests that Old English middel + ēg is the most likely origin.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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