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Type Surname
Usage English

Meaning & History

Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun "enclosure, settlement" and leah "wood, clearing". In some cases it may have been a topographic name for a person who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village.
Added 8/7/2016 by FFF
Edited 4/8/2021 by Frollein Gladys, SeaHorse15, AngelM0113 and more