The family name Radley has been around since the middle ages. Radley is a Anglo-Saxon occupational name of old Scottish origins. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1262 from the county of Hampshire in England.
Radley is the 233rd most common surname in the UK. In the UK alone there are 45831 people with the surname Radley. The recently published nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom and Ireland shows the highest number of Radley's in the county of Devon. An early 19th century Radley was noted as a keen drinker after police allegedly threw him out of no less than five taverns in a single evening. In 1883 a man named Paul Radley was jailed for reasons unknown. 100