I have heard many different origins of the Lemley name. My last name of Lemley is derived from the name Laemmle which is German. I'm new to this also and have traced my ancestors from George Lemley b.1741 d.June 11,1813 born in Manheim,Germany. His father's name is John but that's as far back as I have been able to go. Check out the Family Pages on this site. That's where I've found alot of information.