Morley Family History
Morley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Morley (for example in Derbyshire County Durham Norfolk and Yorkshire) or Moreleigh in Devon all of which are named from Old English mōr ‘moor’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish (Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murghaile ‘descendant of Murghal’ a personal name based on muir ‘sea’ + gal ‘valour’. Irish (Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile ‘descendant of Murthuile’ a personal name derived from muir ‘sea’ + tuile ‘tide’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022