Tarpley Family History
Tarpley Name Meaning
English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Tarporley in Cheshire. The origin of the placename is uncertain but it may derive from Old English thorpera genitive plural of thorpere ‘person who lives in an outlying farmstead’ (from a derivative of thorp ‘secondary settlement outlying farmstead’) + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’. This surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press