Staley Family History
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Staley Name Meaning
English: byname from Middle English staley ‘resolute’, ‘reliable’, a reduced form of Stallard. Belgian French: from Old French estalee ‘fish trap’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or topographic name for someone who lived near where fish traps were set.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press