name Kirkley comes from the family having resided in the parish of Kirkley in the county of
as well as in Kirkley a township in the parish of Ponteland in the county of Northumberland.
from early times.
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Kirkley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Kirkley, Kirkly, Kirklee, Kirkele, Kirkelee and others.