Greely Surname Origin
(Locality). Probably the same as Grelley or De Grelley, from Greilly, in France. Leland, in his Roll of Battel Abbey, includes this name with those who came into England with William the Conqueror. Grele, French, slender, slim, delicate.
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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