Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. AT-lee
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Contributor Contrib.m4yb3_daijirou on 7/13/2015
English: topographic name for someone whose dwelling was ‘by the clearing or meadow’, Middle English atte lee. The word lea or lee (Old English leah) originally meant ‘wood’, thence ‘clearing in a wood’, and, by the Middle English period, ‘grassy meadow’.