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Meaning and Origin of: Ripley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : From the shouter's meadow
  • Old English : Dweller in the noisy meadow

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places in different parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
  • William Ripley (d. 1656) came from Wymondham, Norfolk, England, to Hingham, MA, in 1638.

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