Cleverly Family History
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Cleverly Name Meaning
English: habitational name, probably from Claverley in Shropshire, which is named with Old English cl?fre ‘clover’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Alternatively, it could possibly be from Cleveley in Lancashire (named with Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + leah), with intrusive -r- under the influence of cleverly.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press