Meaning and Origin of Townley - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Townley

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : From the end of town

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (especially northwestern) : habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.