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LINDLEY Family History

Recorded as Linley, Linly, Lindley, Lindly and the rare dialectal Lindsley, this is an English surname. It is locational and originates from either of the places called Lindley or Linley in the counties of Shropshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire. The village in Shropshire is recorded as Linlee in the Pipe Rolls or charters of 1166 and the similar village in Wiltshire as Linleg in the Hundred Rolls of that county in 1225. In both cases the place name means "The clearing where flax was grown". The modern surname particularly as Lindley or Lindsley may originate from any one of two places in Yorkshire called Lindley.

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