Exley Family History
Exley Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Exley in Southowram (Yorkshire) from British eglēs ‘Romano-British Christian church’ (from Latin ecclesia Greek ekklēsia ‘gathering assembly’) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Eccles . Americanized form of South German Oechsle .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022