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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. ye-LAY(British English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsYeley, Yello, Yellow, Yellew, Yelleye, Yellowley

Meaning & History

The surname Yelley was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1234 when Jordan le Yelewe held estates in that shire.
Added 8/5/2020 by Yourself when you were sleep-walking the other nig