Carley Family History
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Carley Name Meaning
Reduced form of Irish McCarley. English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press