Meaning and Origin of: Priestley
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Dweller at the church; priest's settlement
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English (mainly Yorkshire) : habitational name from any of the various minor places so named, especially the one in North Yorkshire. These are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, i.e. a wood or clearing belonging to the Church.