Last name: WILBY

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WILBY : This last name is indexed 20,844 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WILBY : English:: 1: habitational name from any of the places called Wilby in Suffolk Norfolk and Northamptonshire. The first placename is probably named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English bēag ‘circle ring’; the Norfolk placename derives from Old English wilig + bēag or Old Norse bý ‘farmstead village’; the Northamptonshire placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Vili + bý.2: Redmonds has demonstrated that in the parish of Hipperholme and subsequently elsewhere in Yorkshire Wilby occurs as a variant of Willoughby.

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