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Riley family

There are 107,385 people with the Riley surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Riley surname come from:
USA
 (67%)
Great Britain
 (22%)
Canada
 (5%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (0.7%)
South Africa
 (0.4%)
Ireland
 (0.2%)
Germany
 (0.1%)
Jamaica
 (0.1%)
Bermuda
 (0.1%)
World|Europe|South America|Asia|Africa
The meaning of the name Riley:
  1. Irish: variant spelling of Reilly.
  2. English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Riley:
Ann Riley   Anna Riley   Elizabeth Riley   Emma Riley   James Riley   John Riley   Margaret Riley   Martha Riley   Mary Riley   Mary-Ann Riley   Nancy Riley   Peter Riley   Sarah Riley   Thomas Riley   William Riley  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Riley:
Riley Web Site, 30 members
Riley & Lindsay's Family, 24 members
Riley Web Site, 23 members
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