Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. SMAHL-ee, SMAHL-lee, SMAWL-ee, SMAWL-lee
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Contributor Contrib.Goweegie2 on 8/3/2014
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.