Foley (surname)

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Foley is a surname which originated in Ireland, in the south east Munster region; as well as in the West Midlands of England. The name is derived from the original modern Irish Ó Foghlú and older Irish Ó Foghladha, meaning "plunderer". The Lord of the Decies (the Waterford area of Munster) was a title attributed to some early Foleys. In Old English, the language of Anglo-Saxons, the name Foley has a loose meaning of "pirate" or "marauder".

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