Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places named
Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire,
Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as
fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also
Farleigh, Fairley, Fairlie.
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see
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