Haley Family History
Haley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Hailey (Oxfordshire) Heylee in Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire) Haley in Northowram (Yorkshire) or one or other of the places called Highley in Parracombe and Upottery (Devon). All the placenames derive from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ except Highley in Upottery whose first element may be Old English hēah ‘high’. English (southeastern): aspirated pronunciation of Ayley a variant of Aylett . Irish: adopted form of Mac Céile see McHale .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press