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Meaning and Origin of: Ashley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Ash tree; for girl or boy
  • Old English : Ash tree; for boy or girl

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
  • The name of Capt. John Ashley appears in the VA Charter of 1609. For more than two centuries his descendants were prominent in Norfolk, VA. A branch of the family settled in Pittsburgh in the early 19th century.

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