Goodley Family History
Goodley Name Meaning
English (eastern): variant of Goodliff from the Middle English personal name Godlif if male from Old English Godlēof if female from Old English Godlēofu. English: alternatively a variant of Godley . Probably also an Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Gütle (or the variants Güttly and Gütler) a status name for a smallholder (see Goodlin ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press