Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. KAH-lee, KO-lee
Other Forms FormsColey
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Meaning & History
With variant COLEY, can mean "dark" or "blackbird" or it can be a nickname for Nicholas. Colley was used as a surname for generations of students from the same family taught by a teacher over many years in James Hilton's sentimental novel "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."