Meaning and Origin of: Crawley

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the many places called Crawley, named with Old English crāwe ‘crow’ +lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Crowley.
  • Probably also a reduced form of Irish McCrawley, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Raghallaigh ‘son ofRaghallach’, also Anglicized as Magreely.