Last name: BARNSLEY

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BARNSLEY : This last name is indexed 14,475 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BARNSLEY : English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of several places so called such as Barnsley (Yorkshire) Barnsley (Gloucestershire) and Barnsleyhall in Bromsgrove (Worcestershire). The places are named from Old English lēah ‘wood glade clearing’ preceded by one of several personal names in the genitive case with -es. In Yorkshire the personal name is Beorn; in Gloucestershire and possibly Worcestershire it is Beornmōd. Compare Bardsley 2.

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