Fegley Family History
Fegley Name Meaning
Americanized form of German and Swiss German Vögele (see Vogele ) a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or a nickname for someone with birdlike features or of its cognate Vögeli and possibly also of German Vögeler (see Vogeler ) or Vögler (see Vogler ). Probably also an Americanized form of Swiss German Fügli a nickname for a skillful person from Middle High German vuoc vüege ‘skill’. Compare Fagley Fegely Figley and Phegley .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press