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Meaning and Origin of: Farley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Distant meadow

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh, Fairley, Fairlie.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see Farrelly).