Smedley Family History
Smedley Name Meaning
English (Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name mostly from Smithley in Wombwell (Yorkshire) but also from Smedley (Lancashire). The placenames probably mean ‘wood or woodland clearing of the smiths’ from Old English smitha genitive plural form of smith ‘smith’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022