Axley Family History
Axley Name Meaning
English: probably a variant of Exley or Oxley. Americanized spelling of German Echsle or Öchsle, from a diminutive of Middle High German ohse ‘ox’, applied as a nickname for someone dealing with oxen (especially a plowman), or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an ox.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press