Shockley Family History
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Shockley Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin. Most probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin’, ‘evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century, the name was most common in Buckinghamshire, England. Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hockley, Shackley, Stockley, Checkley, Buckley, Beckley, Shockey