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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.
Shelley Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Shelley family history than the origin of your surname:
A Shelley Family History Thought:
'Life is lived forward, but understood backwards.'