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Raleigh Surname Origin

Rhawlaw, in the Welsh, signifies a lieutenant, a vicar; and Rheoli, to govern, to rule. It may be local, from Ral, Raoul or Ralph, and leigh, or ley, a field or place.

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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