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Stanley Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Stanley Standly Standley
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  • Click on the icon above the Biography text box, that look like steps and a small text box will appear; enter Stanley Name Study.
  • Add this code under the Biography heading: {One Name Study|name=Stanley} Using double squiggly brackets on each end: {{One Name Study...After clicking "Save Changes" a book with a tree growing out of it and the surname will apppear:
    This profile is part of the Stanley Name Study.

Please contact the Study's coordinator Keith Cook or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.


The grandson of Adam de Aldithley, took the name Stanley from the manor of "Stanley of Staffordshire" when he married the heiress. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin from any of the places in Derbyshire, Durham and Gloucester. The first syllable Stan means "stone" and the second syllable ley/leah means "wood/clearing".

[Stanley Surname History]


The Stanley name has been found in: United States: Alabama, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia Europe/United Kingdom: England, France, Ireland

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I would like to join the project,
posted by Barbara Stanley
How do I join the stanley project?
posted by Stacy Stanley