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EARLEY Family History

Recorded in several forms including Airlie, Airly, Earley, Hearley and Harley, this is an English surname. It is locational from either of the two places now called Harley in the counties of Shropshire and Yorkshire. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th century words "hoer", meaning rocks, or "hara", the hare, but probably in this context a personal name, and "leah", a fenced enclosure or farm, to give the translations of either "Hare's farm", or "the farm by the rocks". The place in Shropshire was first recorded as "Harlege" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and that in Yorkshire as "Harlay" in the Subsidy Rolls of 1297.

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