Townley Family History
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Townley Name Meaning
English (especially northwestern): habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press