Last name: WORTLEY

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WORTLEY : This last name is indexed 23,995 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WORTLEY : English: habitational name from Wortley in Tankersley (Yorkshire) or Lower Upper or New Wortley in Armley (Yorkshire) or (least likely) Wortley in Wotton under Edge (Gloucestershire). The place in Tankersley derives from Old English wyrt ‘plant vegetable’ + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’. The place in Armley derives from an Old English personal name Wyrca or Weorca + Old English lēah. The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wyrt + lēah.

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