Dunlevy Surname Origin
Cornish British and(Origin Gaelic)Locality
From Dun, a hill, ley, green, and vy, a river or stream--the green hills by the river. Dunlamh or Dunlavy, in Gaelic, signifies the strong-handed. Dunalamhas, mh having the sound of v, is the hill or castle of warriors.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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