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old english (anglo-saxon)
þORN LēAH > THORLEY

This name is of English locational origin from a place thus called in Lancashire, also in Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford) and on the Isle of Wight. It is of Old English 7th Century origin, composed of two elements: “þorn”, meaning (thorn, sharp point on a stem or branch) and “lēah”, meaning (meadow, ash-tree wood or clearing). Finally the name means "a thorny meadow".

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