Dunkley Family History
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Dunkley Name Meaning
English: of uncertain derivation, possibly a habitational name from Dinckley in Lancashire, recorded in 1246 as Dunkythele and Dinkedelay, and probably named with an old British name, composed of elements meaning ‘fort’ + ‘wood’, with the addition of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. In the British Isles the surname is now most common in Northamptonshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dudley, Winkley, Buckley, Bunkley, Huntley, Dingley, Durley, Denley