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Meaning and Origin of: Tenley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • origin unknown : meaning unknown

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name, possibly from Tineley in Northumberland, thought to be named with Old English tind ‘tine’, ‘spike’ + lēah ‘forest clearing’, or possibly from Teenley, in West Yorkshire, which is recorded in 1538 as Tyndeley and may be named as ‘burnt (Middle English tend) clearing’.