Meaning and Origin of: Fairley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Distant meadow

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : habitational name from one of several places named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ or fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Black associates the name in this spelling particularly with the barony of Fairley or Fairlie near Largs in Ayrshire.