Madeley Family History
Madeley Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from any of the places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire. The placenames derive from an Old English personal name Madda or Māda + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. habitational name from Madley in Herefordshire or from the lost Madeley in Gloucestershire. The Herefordshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Madda + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English mǣth ‘mowing grass’ + lēah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press