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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. BRAY-lee(American English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBraly, Brailey, Breilly

Meaning & History

A New England variant spelling of Brailey. French: from a diminutive of Brael, from Old French braiel, a belt knotted at the waist to hold up breeches; presumably an occupational name for a maker of such belts. There may be some connection with Breilly (see Brallier).
Added 10/17/2020 by amanh