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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Willoughby

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English bēag ‘ring’.

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