Stanley Family History
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Stanley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Stapley, Hanley, Studley, Standen, Staley, Tenley, Stoney, Shatley