From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
UAISLÉIGH—XI—Wesleie, Wesley, Wellesley; Norman 'de Welleslegh,' i.e., of Wellesley, corruptly Wesley, a spot in Somerset, a short distance from Wells. This family came to Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion and settled in Kildare and Meath. They assumed the Irish patronymic surname of Mac Ualronta, which see. To the Meath branch belonged the Duke of Wellington.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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