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Meaning and Origin of: Huntley

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First name origins & meanings:

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta ‘hunter’ (perhaps a byname (see Hunt) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’).
  • Scottish : habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly (who took his title from the Borders place); it is not the source of the surname.