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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. HUN - LEE(American English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsHanley, Manley, Henley, Halley, Harley, Hadley, Hawley, Hansley, Hatley, Hendley, Hunley, Handley, Hensley, Hanley, Bunkley, Hindsley, Headley,Hurley, Henley, Buley, Hulley, Hunsley, Huxley, Hundley

Meaning & History

English: variant of Hundley, which also has English origins (Worcestershire and Herefordshire): possibly a variant of Huntley or a habitational name from a lost Hundley, and Hanley.

Hanley origins - a shortened form of O'Hanley an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’; a personal name meaning ‘champion’.
This is the name of a former ruling family in Connacht, and is now common throughout southern Ireland.
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Handley (Cheshire Derbyshire Dorset Northamptonshire) or Hanley (Staffordshire Worcestershire) named with Old English hēan the weak dative form (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Added 2/19/2023 by yayashi