First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Birch meadow
First name variations: Barklay, Barkley, Barksdale, Berkeley, Berkley, Barchiel, Barcley, Barclae, Barkleigh, Barkli
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from Berkeley in
Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ +
lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
- The surname was brought to Scotland from southwest England in the
12th century; Walter de Berchelai or Berkelai was Chamberlain of
Scotland in 1165.
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