Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 7,400 people named Shelley in the UK. That makes it the 1,465th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 117 are named Shelley.
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Related and similar surnamesCheeley
The Shelley 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.