Chipley Family History
Chipley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places called Chipley in Somerset and Devon or from Chipley Abbey in Suffolk each having as the second element Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In the case of Chipley Somerset the first element was probably the Old English personal name Cippa while Chipley in Devon is named with Old English cēap ‘price purchase’ and the Suffolk placename derives from Old English cipp ‘log’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press