Padley Family History
Padley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Nether Padley (Derbyshire) which is recorded as Paddeley(e) in the 13th century or perhaps from Upper Padley in Hathersage or Padley Hall in Ripley (both also Derbyshire). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Pad(d)a or Old English padde ‘toad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022