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Morley Surname Origin
(Locality). From Morlaix, in Brittany, France, and derived from the Welsh or British word mor, the sea, and ley, a valley. It is situated near the sea, on a river of the same name.
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.
Morley Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Morley family history than the origin of your surname:
A Morley Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738