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About the study
I started in 1974 - when a Scots enthusiast was discovered in Canada. It was one of the original one-name studies registered with the Guild in 1979.
Different spellings of the ending 'ley' are researched (the 2nd syllable)
Villages of East and West Parley in Dorsetshire - an anglo-saxon place name.
Historical occurrences of the name
Several eccentric Parleys but no one of historical interest.
This is a really small group.
Distribution of the name
England, North East Scotland, and Canada
General Register Office indexes for England, Wales, and Scotland have been recorded, plus relevant parish registers etc.