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Subject: Re: Waverly
Author: Chrisell   (guest)
Date: May 24, 2004 at 1:11:27 AM
Reply to: Waverly by Jeni Schaibley
Hi,

Waverley is of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) origin, as you said, and it is a place-name that became a surname before becoming a first name.

There's a few different versions of the meaning about: 'ley' definitely means 'field' or 'meadow', and most sources suggest that 'waver' has something to do with aspen trees. So, "from the aspen-tree meadow" is probably fairly close.

Hope that helps :-)

Messages in this thread:
  • Waverly - Jeni Schaibley  May 23 2004, 4:53:58 PM
    • Re: Waverly - Devonelisa  May 24 2004, 3:13:40 AM
    • Re: Waverly - Chrisell  May 24 2004, 1:11:27 AM