Ousley Family History
Ousley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Oversley in Arrow (Warwickshire). The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may be from the Old English personal name Ofe + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ with forms in -r- due to association of the first element with Old English ōfer ‘bank’ and uferra ‘higher upper’. Alternatively from Ouseley in Aston Eyre (Shropshire).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press