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Pressley Surname Origin
(Locality). A coppice, from the Welsh Prys, shrubs, brushwood; Gaelic, preas, bushes, shrubs, and lle, a place, meadow or pasture lands.
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.
Pressley Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Pressley family history than the origin of your surname:
A Pressley Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burk