Mackley Family History
Mackley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Mackley in Derbyshire, which may have been named in Old English as ‘Macca’s forest’, from an unattested personal name + leah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnshleibhe ‘son of Donnshleibhe’, a personal name literally meaning ‘brown hill’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Mä(g)gli (see Magley).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press