manley M

old english (anglo-saxon)
MANN LēAH > MANLEY

It is topographical and describes a person who lived and worked a farm of meadows or grazing lands. The derivation is from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) pre 7th century "mann" (human being, person “male or female”; brave man, hero; servant, vassal" plus "lēah", (woodland, a clearing “especially one used for farming”, a meadow).

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