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  • Anne Long (c.1587 - d.)
  • Esther Ley (1555 - 1603)
  • James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough (c.1552 - 1629)
    Family and Education b. c.1552, 6th but 4th surviving sons of Henry Ley (d.1574)[1] of Bere Ferrers, Devon and Teffont Evias, Wiltshire and Dionysia, daughter and coheir of Walter Seymour; brother ...
  • Gaspar van der Ley (c.1595 - c.1645)
    Gaspar von Neuhoff von der Ley (* Eibach, Vastifália, Alemanha c. 1595 + Bahia c. 1645) Casamento: Maria de Melo Filho: João Maurício Wanderley (* 1641) casou-se com Maria da R...
  • Konrad Ley (1553 - 1612)

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