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Shelley Surname Origin

(Locality). Derived from Shelley, in Essex, Suffolk, and Yorkshire, England, from Schell, a spring, and ley, a field.

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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