According to The Dictionary of British Surnames by Reaney & Wilson (1997 Oxford University Press)

William de Chateleia 1148 Winton Hampshire
John de Catteley 1275 SRWo
William de Cattele 1339 Coroners Rolls, London.
From Catley in Herefordshire or Catley in Lincolnshire or Catlees, a tenement in Froyle, Hampshire.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names simply says:

Catley (Herefordshire) "Wild-cat wood"

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15 July 2000
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