Parmley Family History
Parmley Name Meaning
English (mainly Cumberland and Durham): presumably a habitational name perhaps from a post-medieval form of Parmentley in Whitfield (Northumberland) which is recorded as Parmaly in 1698. The placename appears to derive from Middle English permain ‘pear’ (Old French parmain permain) + leie ‘clearing meadow’ (Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press