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From Old English beorc (birch) + leah (meadow, leigh). Equivalent to birch +‎ -ley (lea).


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  1. A habitational surname, from Old English.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. An English barony.
  4. A town and civil parish with a town council in Stroud district, Gloucestershire, England (OS grid ref SP6899).
  5. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A city in Alameda County, California.
    2. A neighbourhood of Denver, Colorado.
    3. A village in Cook County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
    4. A suburban city in St. Louis County, Missouri.
    5. A township in Ocean County, New Jersey.
    6. A village in Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
    7. An unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia.
    8. An unincorporated community in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
  6. The University of California, Berkeley metonym.
  7. A community in Chatsworth, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.
  8. A suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

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