Kinsley Family History
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Kinsley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Kinsley in West Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Chineslai ‘woodland clearing (Old English leah) of a man called Cyne’. Probably also an altered spelling of various like-sounding German names, such as Kinzler, Kinseli, Künzli or Künzle (see Kuenzli).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Insley, Kingsley, Kinsey, Bingley, Lindley, Tinsley, Winkley, Tingley