Burley Family History
Burley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Rutland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named Burley from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürli, from a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press