Blakely Family History
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Blakely Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in northern England and the Scottish Borders called Blakeley, named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Black) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The Scottish surname may also have absorbed some cases of Blakelaw, from a place in the Borders named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlaw ‘hill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press