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This interesting surname, of English origin, is a locational name from any of the various places called Morley in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Norfolk and West Yorkshire, or Moreleigh in Devon, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "mor" meaning marsh, moor or fen plus "leah", wood or clearing, hence "leah by a fen or moor". The surname dates back to the early 14th Century (see below). Further recordings include one Adam de Morlay (1379), and Johannes Morelay (1378), both recorded in the Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Moorley, Morley, and Moralee. Recordings from London Church Registers include the christening of Catherine Mowrley at St...

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Philip Longley

My Ancestor was Joseph Morley He travelled to Australia in 1850 or close to this date and married Margaret Nowlan in Australia. That is about all i know sorry Ancestry stated they were from Kilkenny I traced it on Ancestry. Cheers

David Morley

Hi , I'm looking to trace my family tree. Could anyone help? My Father's name was Stanley Morley, his Father was Edwin Montague Morley and his Father was called Joseph Leopold Mayne Morley


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