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Subject: Re: Waverly
Author: Chrisell   (guest, 211.29.213.40)
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 :-)

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