Oley Family History
Oley Name Meaning
German (rarely Öley): metonymic occupational name for an oil miller (i.e. someone who extracted oil from poppy seeds nuts etc.) or oil merchant from Middle High German öl(e) olei Middle Low German olie ‘oil’. Compare Ohler . English (Durham): habitational name of Norman origin from any of the five places called Ouilly in Calvados France.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022