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Meaning & History
This surname was taken from an English habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley whose name was derived from the Old English byname Becca
and the Old English lēah
Alternatively, however, Beckley is also an Anglicized spelling of the South German and Swiss topographic names Bächle
which are diminutives of the German word Bach