Ackerley Surname Origin
(Origin English) Dweller at the Acre-Lea; i.e. a common field divided into plots of various sizes. (Middle English) aker, a division of land + ley, a lea or field
Surname Variations: Ackerly, Ackerlay, Acle, Akelay
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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