Berley Family History
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Berley Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Burley. Probably an altered spelling of Swiss German Beerli, from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berilo, from Old High German bero ‘bear’. Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Berlet, from a diminutive of Berle, a topographic name from Old French berle ‘water parsnip’ (of Celtic origin, compare Welsh berur, Gaelic biorar ‘watercress’), or perhaps an occupational name for a grower of the plant.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press