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Meaning and Origin of: Beardsley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Beard, wood

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : possibly a variant of Bardsley, or alternatively a habitational name from an unidentified place (possibly in Nottinghamshire, where the surname is particularly common).
  • William Beardsley, mason, came to New England in 1635 from London aboard the Planter.