Dalley Surname Origin
= Daley. (Origin Celtic) Councillor [Irish dalach]. (Origin English) Dweller at 1. the Doe-Lea [Old English dd + leah]. 2. the Dale-Lea [Old English dael + leah]. (Origin French) the French Dailly or D'Ailly = Of Ailly, a fairly common French place-name.
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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