Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Whelpley Hill in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire or from places called Whelpley in Hailsham, Sussex, and Whiteparish, Wiltshire, all named with Old English hwelp ‘whelp’, ‘cub’, ‘young animal’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’.