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Ley Genealogy and Ley Family History Information

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  • Michiel Ley, SV/PROG (c.1660 - 1716)
    SAG Volume 5 Page 100 Michael Ley arrived at the Cape as a soldier in 1696. He was later a burger and butcher. He was the father of Magdalena Ley - daughter of the slave Armosyn Claasz van de Caep ...
  • Ley (c.1845 - d.)
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About the Ley surname

ley Name Meaning and History English: variant of Lye. French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle. French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses. German (Rhineland): topographic name from Middle High German leie ‘rock’, ‘stone’, ‘slate’, or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word. Compare Leier.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4