Exley Family History
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Exley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, near Halifax, so named from a British ecclesia name meaning ‘church’ (see Eccles) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is common in West Yorkshire. Americanized spelling of the German family name Öchsle, a diminutive of Ochs.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Emley, Oxley, Bexley, Axley, Boxley, Tenley, Huxley, Epley, Paley