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Updated June 10, 2021

How Popular Is The Name Ansley

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from such places as Ansley in Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire. The former is named with Old English ānsetl ‘hermitage’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; the latter with an Old English personal name An (‘the solitary one’) + lēah. In some cases the American surname may be a respelling of Scottish Ainslie.

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