Priestley Family History
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Priestley Name Meaning
English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the various minor places so named, especially the one in North Yorkshire. These are named from Old English preost ‘priest’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, i.e. a wood or clearing belonging to the Church.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Brierley, Risley, Preston, Priest, Brisley, Pressey, Grimley