|There are 21,991 people with the Seeley surname on MyHeritage.com|
|Is your surname Seeley? Research Seeley family|
Start your family tree now
|Where do people with the Seeley surname come from:|
|The meaning of the name Seeley:|
- English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English s?lig, from s?l ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.
- Altered form of German Seele, respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.
|Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003|
|Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Seeley:|
Seeley family DNA Project
There is a Seeley DNA project which verifies if individuals with this last name (or similar) are related.