Pulley Family History
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Pulley Name Meaning
English: from Middle English Pulleis ‘man from Apulia’ (in Italy) (Middle English Poille, Poyle, Apuelle). English: habitational name from Pulley in Shropshire. German (of Slavic origin): from a personal name formed with Old Slavic bolij ‘more’, or a variant of Puley, from the medieval name of a Christian martyr Pelagius (from Greek pelagos ‘sea’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gulley, Bulley, Paley, Puller, Galley, Dudley, Hulley, Pilley, Buley