Tinley Family History
Tinley Name Meaning
English (northern England and Midlands):: habitational name from Teenley Hill in Wigglesworth (Yorkshire) or Tineley in Ellingham (Northumberland). The placenames may derive from Old English tind ‘tine spike prong’ + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’ or perhaps from a derivative of tendan ‘to burn’ + lēah for a ‘burnt clearing’. The surname may also be from Tinley Lodge Farm in Hildenborough (Kent) though no early records of this placename have been noted and it may derive from the surname. probably sometimes a variant of Tindall or Tilney .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press