Varley is a surname. The surname is either an English surname of Norman origin or an Irish surname of Gaelic origin. The Varley surname arrived into England from the original French de Verley throughout the Norman conquest of England in 1066. As an Irish surname, it is a Connacht name, found particularly in the counties of Mayo and Galway, one translation thought to be Mac an Bhearshúiligh or Mac Giolla Bhearshúiligh (literally "son of the sharp eyed man"). The name was Anglicised variously as Varely, Varily, Varley, Varrilly, Varrelly, etc.