Paley Family History
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Paley Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): possibly a nickname for someone with pale or lustreless eyes, from Middle English pale ‘pale’ + eye ‘eye’. English: from an Old Scandinavian personal name, Old Danish Palli or Old Swedish Palle, probably originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Pole’. French: habitational name from a place in Seine-et-Marne, probably originally derived from Latin palus ‘post’, ‘stake’ + suffix -etum. Jewish (from Belarus), Belorussian, and Ukrainian: occupational name for a distiller, from an eastern Slavic word meaning ‘to burn’ (Russian palit, Ukrainian palyty) + the Slavic noun suffix -ej.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Caley, Padley, Pawley, Palen, Pyle, Paler, Pacey, Sales, Pasley