Origin of the Surname
From the town of Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, England, derived from the Saxon Beorce, a beech-tree, or the box-tree, and leagh or ley, a field, and so called because of the plenty of beech-trees there growing.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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