Meaning and Origin of: Westby
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Westerly direction
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from any of various places named Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’.
- Norwegian : habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1.
- Swedish : habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.