Fenley Family History
Fenley Name Meaning
Irish: from Ó Fionnghaile or Ó Fionnghalaigh see Fennell 2 and Fennelly . English: perhaps a variant of Scottish Finley or English Fendley . Possibly an altered form of South German Fähnle an occupational name for an ensign bearer from a diminutive of Middle High German van(e) ‘flag banner’ (from Old High German fano ‘cloth’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press