Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 2,669 people named Ely in the UK. That makes it the 3,593rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 42 are named Ely.
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Related and similar surnamesEley
The Ely surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.