Last name: HEMSLEY

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HEMSLEY : This last name is indexed 16,592 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HEMSLEY : English: habitational name either from Helmsley (North Yorkshire) or Gate Helmsley (also North Yorkshire). Gate Helmsley derives from the Old English personal name Hemele (genitive Hemeles) + Old English ēg ‘island’ and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century. The other placename derives from the Old English personal name Helm (genitive Helmes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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