Marley Family History
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Marley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Devon, Kent, and West Yorkshire. According to Ekwall, the first element of these place names is respectively Old English (ge)m?re ‘boundary’, myrig ‘pleasant’, and mearð ‘(pine) marten’. The second element in each case is Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland by a Northumbrian family who settled there in the 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Barley, Morley, Darley, Manley, Varley, Harley, Farley, Carley