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This ancient name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any of the various places called Whitley in Berkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, or from Whitleigh in Devonshire. Most of these places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Witelie, Witelai" or "Witelaia", and all share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the white wood or glade", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hwit", white, pale (referring perhaps to the colour of the tree bark), and "leah", thin wood, glade, clearing in a wood.

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Paul Whitley

They may have spelt their name Whiteley .

Paul Whitley

Hi , looking for any relative connected to Johnny or Robert Whitley who emigrated to Boston in the 1800s ,they left two brothers George and Thomas behind in Fermanagh.They may have been undertakers in Boston


Johnny Whitley 1860s


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Rebecca Lynn whitley

I would love to just know my history I don’t know anything at all

Paul Whitley

The name Whitley is of Viking origin and they fought for the Normans in1066 ,they are mentioned in the doomsday book.Some of them settled in county Fermanagh in a town called Lisbellaw where I come from.


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